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Record 47/83
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An American Heisler locomotive "Opouri", in 1903, hauling logs down the tramline about two miles above the mill at Blackball. Copied by Norm Brayshaw in 1961 from a photograph supplied by Mrs. Heath, Havelock. There are two copies of this photograph. A scan of this photograph is to be used in the Changing European History Gallery 2 display in commemoration of the Marlborough Provincial 150th anniversary on 1 November 2009. ................................................................................................................................................................................Caption 48 An early 1900s Brownlee log train, in the Pelorus Valley. The first road to Nelson can be seen - winding, and narrow. The railway appears to be a better enterprise. The 3'6" (1067 mm) gauge, met the N.Z. Railway's line specifications ready for their eventual takeover. The sleepers, and ballast, look permanent. It is a "railway" rather than a makeshift "tramway". The little engine is hauling a heavy load. There were occasional mishaps - a locomotive collapsed through a bridge, and one once ran off the wharf, and into the sea at Blackball. 2008.165.0043
Steam locomotive Opouri -Photographs of Marlborough 1859-1909 -Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc
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2008.165.0043

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