Railway Heritage

Waipiata Station

Opposite 'Waipiata Man' - a work of imagination and railway iron - is the last row of Railway Department houses.  Some 150 full- time staff worked on the Otago Central Railway in the 1950's.  The line's last big stock roundup was in November 1973 at Waipiata where 1600 cattle were herded into 120 wagons.