Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company Ltd

Manawatu Railway Company, W M Ry Co

Founded, 1881, by Wellington Chamber of Commerce, initially in complete work on the Wellington-Johnsonville line begun by government in 1879 but halted in 1880; first trains to Paremata ran in 1885 and entire railway to Longburn, near Palmerston North, completed in Oct 1886. The government exercised its option and nationalised the line in 1908, for £900,000.

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Date: [1897-1903] From: Field, William Hughes, 1861-1944 : Papers Ref: 73-128-259 Description: Draft legal documents, correspondence and other papers relating to Isabel Field's business affairs Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1882, 1886 From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-099 Description: Letters from Robert Park, 1882 re graving dock at Evans Bay etc; memorandums from Wellington & Manawatu Railway Company Ltd, 1886-1887 re block of land owned...
Date: [1900-1902] From: Field, William Hughes, 1861-1944 : Papers Ref: 73-128-114 Description: Identified persons entered under Name; also includes letter from Hutt County Council regarding difficulty of collecting rates from Maori land owners, letters...
Date: [1878-1923] From: Field, William Hughes, 1861-1944 : Papers Ref: fMS-Papers-6904-01 Description: Leases, caveats, mortgage memoranda and agreements, indenture, memorandum of transfer relating to land in the Muaupoko A No 3 Block, mortgage of shares, insu...
Date: [1898-1899] From: Field, William Hughes, 1861-1944 : Papers Ref: 73-128-009 Description: Identified persons or firms entered under Name (many unidentified, and minor transactions not indexed); also includes letter from N [?] Venables, Waikanae, f...
Date: [1898-1899] From: Field, William Hughes, 1861-1944 : Papers Ref: 73-128-218 Description: Identified persons entered under Name; includes auction arrangements for Ngarara West A and C blocks; map of land between The Terrace and Lambton Quay with h...
Date: 1901 By: Plimmer, John, 1812-1905 Ref: MS-Papers-2005 Description: `The life of John Plimmer... ' was published for private circulation in 1901 and comprises reminiscences, letters to the press and verses by John Plimmer wit...
Date: 1883 From: Vogel, Julius (Sir), 1835-1899 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-2072-37 Description: Business papers relating to development in Western Australia including pastoral leases, prospectus for a syndicate to construct a railway line, report of Euc...
Date: 1906 By: Blomfield, John Collis, 1878-1942 Ref: B-040-014 Description: Shows R J Seddon telling John Stevens, M H R for Manawatu, that he will wait for "ripe plum" of proposed Manawatu railway to fall into his basket (labelled "...
Wellington & Manawatu Railway Company Ltd :Wednesday 3rd November, 1886. Lunch upon the occasion of driving the last spike at 34 miles 47 chains, on the railway, near Waikanae, by His Excellency Sir W F D Jervois, K.G.C.M.G., C.B. 1886.
Date: 1886 From: New Zealand Railways: [Ephemera relating to railways, railway trains, rail timetables, rail travel in New Zealand. 1800s] By: Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company Ltd; Simcox, Francis Selwyn, 1880-1967 Ref: Eph-A-RAIL-1886-01 Description: A menu and toast list produced for the occasion of a celebratory lunch. The toast list includes toasts by: The Premier, Mr W T L Travers, Sir Julius Vogel, M...
Waikanae, with rail bridge and train
Date: [ca 1890s] By: Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company Ltd Ref: 1/2-122099-F Description: Waikanae, with a railway bridge and train in the foreground, photographed circa 1890s, by the Wellington & Manawatu Railway Company. Inscriptions: Photograp...
Date: [ca 1892] From: Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives Ref: PAColl-D-0692 Description: Ob Class steam locomotive, Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co. no 11, 2-8-0 type. Also No 12 and No 1. Photograph taken at Thorndon possibly by an unidentifi...
Date: [ca 1913] From: Williams family : Papers Ref: AO-76-295 Description: Comprises plans of Rev Samuel Williams's freehold property at Patangata and of part of the Napier-Manawatu railway going through Waipawa county (blocks Pukek...
Date: 1881-1909 By: Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company Ltd Ref: MSX-2557 Description: Comprises complete set of the company's printed annual reports detailing its construction and operating activities. Includes handwritten note of important da...
Ref: MapColl-832.4cbum/[19-?]/Acc.37101-2 Description: Map with topographical features of the Rimutaka Ranges bordering Akatarawa and Wairarapa in the north, southwards to Belmont, Puketaha and the Orongorongo Ri...
Falkner, A., fl 1880-1885 :The Wellington & Manawatu Railway Co. Ltd. Map of country between Wellington and Manawatu District opened up by railway, shewing townships & land to be sold by Company. A. Falkner delt. August 1885.
Date: 1885 By: Falkner, A, active 1880-1885 Ref: MapColl-v832.4gme/1885/Acc.2705 Description: A vignette in a larger map showing the Makurerua Swamp along the bottom, and six oval vignettes of the Belmont Viaduct, Porirua Habour and Paekakariki on th...
Date: 1908 By: Isaacs, Jacob Nathan, 1877-1962; Andrews, W H (Mr), active 1970s Ref: PAColl-D-0045 Description: Photograph of Wellington and Manawatu Railway Way and Works staff taken outdoors by J N Isaacs of Wellington. Back row: J Hore, H Jamieson, W Nelson, W Smith...
Date: 1908 By: Isaacs, Jacob Nathan, 1877-1962 Ref: PAColl-D-0754 Description: Photograph of Wellington and Manawatu Railway Way and Works staff taken outdoors by J N Isaacs of Wellington. Back row: J Hore, H Jamieson, W Nelson, W Smith...
Isaacs, Jacob Nathan, 1877-1962: Photograph of Wellington and Manawatu Railway Engineering staff
Date: 1908 By: Isaacs, Jacob Nathan, 1877-1962 Ref: PAColl-D-0764 Description: Photograph of Wellington and Manawatu Railway Engineering Staff taken outdoors by J N Isaacs of Wellington, 1908. Back row: G C Asher, G S M Batham, S Hall, ...
Date: 1890 From: Wallace, John Howard 1816-1891 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0108-9 Description: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, a few pamplets, and notes by Wallace, including some re the 1890 jubilee celebrations and copy of the New Zealand Jubilee H...