Re: Mal's discoveries in the 'South Island' OT
  Mal Rowe

On 03/04/2021 14:09, Roger Greenwood wrote:

> If Mal had ventured further afield to Zeehan on the West Coast he might’ve found evidence of a former 2ft 6in gauge steam tram that ran in the main street. Its purpose was to connect various silver/lead/zinc mines to the smelter and the railway station but it also conveyed passengers between the station and the numerous pubs.


Zeehan was the next stop after Queenstown and again the museum (which includes the marvellous Gaiety Theatre) was well worth the visit.

I even found a "trammy looking" controller in the underground electric (500V) locomotive on display.

Mal Rowe - who retraced his honeymoon route in reverse direction 50 years later

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