Story: Coal and coal mining

Charming Creek railway (1st of 2)

Charming Creek railway

This is the bush railway of the Charming Creek mine. During the 1930s there was a revival of small local mines, including one at Charming Creek, a tributary of the Ngakawau River, north of Stockton in Buller. The railway had been built to bring timber out from a sawmill, but it was later used to carry coal from the mine for shipping from Westport.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7434/charming-creek-railway (accessed 25 June 2021)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021, updated 1 Sep 2016