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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 12 (April 1, 1928.)

Description of Building

Description of Building.

The goods shed building is of reinforced concrete and steel construction.

The outer columns are rolled steel joists encased in concrete, spaced at 16ft. 6in. centres. Internal columns are of two steel channels laced, at 33ft. centres, carrying longitudinal crane and roof girders. Trusses are of the Fink type with frames for monitor ventilators. Side walls page 13 are of reinforced concrete 8in. thick, and roofing is of corrugated asbestos-protected metal. Side and roof lights have an area of about 22 per cent. of wall and roof area.

The construction of outward and inward sheds is similar, except that in the latter building, ridge ventilators spaced at 16ft. intervals are used instead of the monitor type.

A rock foundation is obtained at a small depth for both sheds.