Tasmanian timber tramways - select bibliography

Items on Tasmanian Timber Tramways published in Light Railways Nos 27 to 166

Description of article

Article name

Author

Publication No.and Page No.

Available?

Report of a walk over the formation of a tramway near Ulverstone (with follow-up letter in LR48, p.15)

Tasma Hardwood Company

C.W. Goodwin

LR27, p.19

As pdf

Discussion regarding a vertical boiler locomotive

Timber Tramway at Hythe

Jack Shennan

LR27, p.35

As pdf

Details of remains of various timber tramway locos

A Visit to Welcome Swamp

Mark Plummer

LR27, p.22

As pdf

Follow-up on above item

Catastrophe at Welcome Swamp

Frank Stamford

LR34, p.31

As pdf

Follow-up on above item about recovering a locomotive

Welcome Swamp Revisited

Ralph Proctor

LR42, p.27

As pdf

Brief description of tramway at Bridport

The Forester Tramway

T.C.T. Cooley

LR29, p.11

As pdf

Follow up on above article with photos of locos at Warrentina

The Forester Tramway

Jack Shennan

LR30, p.22

As pdf

Further follow-up on above with photo of loco.

The Forester Tramway

T.C.T. Cooley

LR31, p.7

As pdf

Details of vertical boiler locomotive found in bush in Derwent Valley

Chesterman & Company's Tramway

Jack Shennan

LR30, p.17

As pdf

Basic details of several timber tramways at Nabowla, north-east Tas.

Nabowla Tramway Remains

F. Stamford

LR34, p.32

As pdf

Photo of Marshall traction converted to eight-wheel geared locomotive, north­west Tasmania

Gems from the Archives

LR35, p.15

As pdf

Brief notes on tramway on timber tramway remains at Leprena

Other railways in the far south.

F. Stamford

LR35, p.14

As pdf

Brief details of Leprena Sawmill Tramway and loco (or log hauler?)

Railways in the far south - Leprena Sawmill tramway

A.N. Hall

LR37, p.27

No

Report on an inspection of tramway formations

Timber tramways in the Maydena/Kallista area

Wayne Chynoweth

LR37,p.22

No

Report on inspection of loco remains

Traction engine loco­motives in north-west Tasmania

C.A. Bevan

LR37, p.23

No

Illustrated article on the locomotives of the Marrawah Tramway, with some reference to J.S. Lee's locomotives (with follow-up letters in LR42, p.21, and LR43, p.26)

Locomotives of the Marrawah Tramway

H.J.W. Stokes

LR41, p.4

No

Report of steam loco found in bush

Chesterman's Tramway

David Beck

LR46, p.20

No

Brief description of two tramways in southern Tasmania

The Wielangta and Blackman Bay tramways

David Beck

LR52, p.4

Yes

Follow-up on above - report of 1999 site visit, with map

Blackman Bay Tramway

Lindsay Whitham

LR153,p.26

Yes

Brief description of site visit with many photographs of remains

Bruny Island Tramway

A.C.E. Knight

LR53, p.16

Yes

Photograph of steam road lorry converted to geared loco for Salmon River tramway

Tasmanian Interlude

-

LR62, p.7

Yes

Photo of unidentified vertical boiler loco, believed to be in Tasmania.

Identification required

-

LR64, p.25

Yes

Photos of Salmon River Fenton tractor, and International truck loco in the Meander district,

Timber Topics

-

LR64, p.34

Yes

Photographs in Geeveston Forest, Andrew Barclay loco, A class Shay loco, and logging winch

Photo Section

-

LR75, p.73-75

No

Salmon River, Fenton logging tractor

Letters

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LR75, p.77

No

Letter discussing gauge gauge of tramway.

Tasma Hardwood Co.

Chas Goodwin

LR91, p.18

No

Photo of derelict loco and explanatory letter

Tasma Hardwood Co.

Richard Horne

LR95, p.21

Yes

Follow up letter on above with additional photos

Tasma Hardwood Co.

Jim Longworth

LR125, p.26,p.29-30

Yes

The life story of an 0-4-0 which worked on a number of Tasmanian timber tram­ways

Locomotive "Stanley"

Ken Milbourne

LR119, p.3

Yes

Photograph of Salmon River Tramway Nattrass tractor

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-

LR131, p.30

Yes

Photograph of remains of Orenstein & Koppel loco at Warrentina

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-

LR136, p.23

Yes

Photograph of restored rail tractor at Triabunna

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-

LR148, p.30

Yes

Photograph of restored rail tractor at Bush Mill, Port Arthur

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-

LR149, p.30

Yes

Reprint of an article first published in 1923, includes five photographs and a map.

A Visit to Huon Timber Mill

Syd M. Dempster

LR162,p.3

Yes


Other references to Tasmanian timber tramways

Both the above books have extensive references to timber mills and tramways, with many maps and photographs.

The above 63 page book includes about six pages of timber tramways, as well as many other interesting historic photographs.

(The historical accuracy of this book has been questioned in reviews - be careful)


The following are official government archaeological reports of historic sites.

Amendments and additions to this list are welcome -

Contact the LRRSA at lrrsa@lrrsa.org.au