Story: Bush trams and other log transport

Bush tram viaduct

Bush tram viaduct

Rails were a major way of transporting logs, and often required long and fairly shaky viaducts. This example on the West Coast carried logs from Lake Haupiri up to the Bell Hill mill, inland from Greymouth.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, West Coast Historical and Mechanical Society Collection
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Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Bush tramways', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Paul Mahoney, published 24 Sep 2007