Mossburn Railway Hotel, Southland, New Zealand

Mossburn Railway Hotel, Southland, New Zealand

Description: If you are looking for a genuine, non-touristy pub, visit Mossburn Railway Hotel.
The present building was constructed in May 1923 after the previous hotel on the site was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in brick and a second story added around 1935. The Hotel was built next to the railhead which serviced the local area and was originally planned to extend to Mararoa. The branch line from Lumsden to Mossburn was only 17 kilometres long, but it had an extraordinary effect on the life and well being of the community. Passenger service was discontinued on the 4th October 1937. After this the Hotel was used mainly to house contractors working in the surrounding area. Extensive renovations were carried out in 1987 with provisions for a restaurant and lounge bar.

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Keywords: Mossburn, New Zealand, building, railway, railway station, restaurant, Southland, town, people, pub

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