Story: Public transport

Dunedin cable car

Dunedin cable car

Steam-powered cable tramways were introduced in Dunedin in the early 1880s. This photograph, taken some time in the early 20th century by Frederick George Radcliffe, shows the no. 3 cable car in High Street, near the intersection with Princes Street. Its sign says, ‘Mornington, Dunedin City Corporation’.

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Adrian Humphris, 'Public transport - Horse and steam trams', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22513/dunedin-cable-car (accessed 17 December 2018)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016