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 Posted: Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 04:07 pm
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Photo of a Tugaway built for the "Charlie Sing Chong Logging Company".

Built by Westminster Iron Works during the early 1920s.

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Hi Ken,

One of those Westminster Iron Works "tugaways" survives in Port Alberni.

Their one is a bit more upmarket.





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but this Buda was set up for steel rails.




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John

Definitively a later model version of the Tugaway,
the older model was neater in my opinion.

Doubt there would have been a NG version,
but a 2 & 1/2 foot version works for me.

L:

It would be used to check the track before trains would be run.

:) :)




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oztrainz, thank you for the reply.


I'm wondering what difference Vol 1 and upcoming Vol 2 will have regarding content.  ???

Different regions, equipment ?

I don't understand the "plan" for the volumes I guess.


Also, not sure being here in the States, how to look for a used copy of Vol 1 in Oz works.

I'll dig around a bit and will email for Vol 2 interest list.


Thanks, Dennis Thompson




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Hi Dennis,

My understanding is that when Mark and Angela put together Volume 1,
they found that much other stuff on timber tramways that they couldn't fit into Volume 1.
Just what this "other stuff" is I don't know.

In the Introduction of volume 1,
Mark wrote that this volume focused of "the how and the why" of Tasmanian logging tramways.

Chapter headings included are:

Fallers and Bullocks
Haulers and Crawlers
Stringer, Spar and Steel
Spot Vertical and Twin
Truck, Bogie and Wagon
Locos

Tasmania also tried (sometimes with varying success),
some of the mill and hauler technology that is more usually associated West Coast USA outfits.
But their home-grown "stuff" is exceptionally varied in such a small part of Australia.

If "how and why" have been covered in Volume 1,
then that still leaves a lot of "who", "when" and "where" yet to appear.




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oztrainz,

Thank you again,
as you have cleared up some things already.

I did write to Mark last night.
I do not expect instant replies, which is fine.
At least I've "put my name in the hat".

I do understand international shipping of books ($$$$$),
and how things sell out.

When I completed my second book, "The Climax Locomotive",
it sold quickly, with significant quantities to Australia and beyond.
Surprised me.
Second short printing gone as well.

The Climax book was/is a long story from where I sat through the whole thing.
Just turned up a couple spare copies I forgot I had.
Maybe I could trade one toward a Splintered Vol 1.
Never know until one throws out ideas.




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Here's a Natrass that worked on wooden and normal rails,

and a Fordson for poles in Mineral, WA





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The pole Fordson is   T :cool: :cool:   C :cool: :cool: L   .  .   .    .





AWESOME  !



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Si, that one you posted is at Mt Rainier, in WA state.

I saw it two weekend ago, in a different spot as this.

They have an excellent logging museum which is the destination for all trains on the line:

https://mtrainierrailroad.com/museum/about-2/




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