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Traction engines, Coalgate

Traction engines, Coalgate

Coalgate, near the settlement of Glentunnel, took its name from the local deposits of coal. These traction engines, photographed at Coalgate Railway Station in 1913, were hauling building materials to Lake Coleridge, to assist in building the hydroelectric power station there.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Darfield district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015