Story: Bush trams and other log transport

Home-made rail tractor (1st of 3)

Home-made rail tractor

There was a good deal of ingenuity in the development of bush trams. Some, like this Silver Pine tram near Ōkārito in South Westland, were put together from tractors. It was still working in 1964.

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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/12238/home-made-rail-tractor (accessed 6 July 2020)

Story by Paul Mahoney, published 24 Sep 2007