Mills and Mines, Tramways and Walkways of a Pioneering West Coast Enclave
AUTHOR: Prebble, Bill
The story of the South Island’s most picturesque timber and coal tramway
has been told at last. Morphing from an incline tramway to one hewn
through the Ngakawau gorge, damp track, sharp curvature, and steep
gradients combined with unbraked coal trucks made getting trains to
destination a challenge. The story of the men, this fledgling company and
how it coped with the Depression, war years, successive bridge failures, and a riot add intrigue into this fascinating operation.
Card covers, A4 portrait format, 188 pp, 77 b&w and 31 colour photographs, maps diagrams, and track plans.