Kōrero: Hauraki–Coromandel places

Driving Creek railway

Driving Creek railway

The potter Barry Brickell began laying track for a narrow gauge (381 mm, or 15 inches) railway in 1975, shortly after he established his pottery workshop at Driving Creek. It was a means of getting practicable access to clay and wood for his kiln. Since 1990 the narrow-gauge railway has also carried tourists along the 3 km track, which includes a unique double deck viaduct and two horseshoe spirals, and five reversing points on its climb to the mountain top terminus, ‘The Eyefull Tower.’ Shown here is the fifth reversing point.

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Driving Creek Railways & Potteries

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel places - Coromandel and surrounds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30655/driving-creek-railway (accessed 6 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Paul Monin