Story: Bush trams and other log transport

Piha tramway

Piha tramway

At the beginning of the 20th century the introduction of steel rails meant that tracks could be built on steep grades, with sharp curves. This famous tramway along the wild surf coast of Piha, near Auckland, carried kauri logs to the Piha sawmill. Its major period of activity was 1910–21.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: APG-0351-1/2; G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

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How to cite this page:

Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Lokeys, bogies and rail tractors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12232/piha-tramway (accessed 13 July 2020)

Story by Paul Mahoney, published 24 Sep 2007