Re: Railway Road Nuku'alofa, Tonga


Regarding Railway Street in Nuku'alofa, local informants advise that this
was probably part of the route for a Public Works Department line associated
with the harbour levelling and construction works. Caldwell Vale built a 2ft
gauge locomotive in the 1920s - which was grandly inscribed 'Government of
Tonga, No. 1' - that hauled 14 hopper wagons between the lagoon and the

Bob McKillop

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf
Of A C Lynn Zelmer
Sent: Sunday, 25 November 2012 2:52 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Railway Road Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Sorry Rod, I worked in Nuku'alofa a couple of years back and the description
I got suggested a human/animal powered tramway... couldn't find out anything
about gauge, etc., and forgot to trace further when I returned to Oz.

On 25/11/12 1:42 PM, Rod Hutchinson wrote:
Hi all,

I have just left  Nuku'alofa, Tonga and observed a road called Railway
Road. It has been suggested that there was a railway from the Lagoon to the

Does anyone have ant knowledge of such a railway in Tonga? 


Lynn Zelmer
Box 1414 Main Post Office
Rockhampton, QLD 4700 AUSTRALIA

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