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BTW - Both of these issues of Trolley Wire can be downloaded as .pdf
Owner, Operator, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer,
King Island Tramway, Tasmania
I used to be indecisive, but, now I'm not so sure !
Growing old is compulsory . . . growing up is optional
Off course I talk to myself, sometimes, you just HAVE to get an expert opinion.
On 26/02/2016 2:37 PM, 'Hunslet'
to my previous posting on the subject, a very
comprehensive article appeared in the December 1975
issue of “Trolley Wire” magazine, journal of
Australian transport Magazines. The 11 page article,
written by the late Ken McCarthy, includes numerous
b&w illustrations and detail drawings. A sequel
report of two pages covering the cessation of rail
operations, appeared in the June 1976 issue.
A very good read giving the history of the
site . I can remember dad showing me some of
the ledgers with different ships names on
them & the tonnage loaded .There were
a few old tipper trucks on site which were
used for coal cartage to hospitals for
boiler usage , foundries & various other
small users of coal . The 60 milers would do
a full turn round in 24 hrs for memory
& the company had 2 vessels , The
Stephen Brown & the Wallarah which were
in full time usage in the 50's& 60's .
Both ships also delivered coal to the Nth
Shore gas works in Oyster Bay for
conversion to coke & gas to homes &
factories on the Nth Shore . The Wallarah
was a steam powered vessel & Stephen
Brown was diesel . Berry's island was a
ship breaking yard with old hulks left to
rot after the valuable parts were salvaged .