Story: Bush trams and other log transport

Corkscrew railway

Corkscrew railway

Photographed in 1923, this section of the Taupo Totara Timber Company line was known as ‘the corkscrew’. The track climbed more than 300 metres to the Wau Wau saddle, south of Putaruru.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: APG-1260-1/2; G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

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How to cite this page:

Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Curves, trestles and inclines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12242/corkscrew-railway (accessed 18 May 2021)

Story by Paul Mahoney, published 24 Sep 2007