This photograph of a train steaming through The Square was taken from the top of the Hopwood Clock Tower when it was being constructed in 1956. A railway service between Wellington and Palmerston North began in 1886. The line ran through the Square until after the Milson Deviation was completed in 1959. In 1964 the last passenger train ran through the Square and the tracks were removed. The building on the corner of Main Street West and The Square is the third incarnation of Child's Commercial Hotel.
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