Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake

Black Bridge where the tramway crossed the Ohinemuri River. c. 1897

Black Bridge where the tramway crossed the Ohinemuri River, just upstream from the Masonry dam. The first locomotive: "Ohinemuri" Circa 1897. HP Barry Collection photo, WACMA.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake

Black Bridge where the tramway crossed the Ohinemuri River. c. 1897
Locomotive in deep cutting, travelling toward Waikino. c.1897

Locomotive, probably "Ohinemuri", in deep cutting, travelling toward Waikino. The water race crossing the tramway would be just out of sight around the corner behind the loco. Circa 1897. . HP Barry Collection photo, WACMA. The image was labelled: "Rohaus cutting on road to Waikino".

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
Locomotive in deep cutting, travelling toward Waikino. c.1897
Locomotive, probably

Locomotive, probably "Ohinemuri", in the second largest cutting. Circa 1897. HP Barry Collection photo, WACMA. The image was labelled: "Rail track 1.5 miles from Waikino".

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Locomotive, probably "Ohinemuri", in the second largest cutting. c.189...
Probably “Waikino”, Auckland Weekly News 1911

Probably "Waikino", Auckland Weekly News 1911.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
Probably “Waikino”, Auckland Weekly News 1911
Locomotive “Waikino” with rake. c.1940s.

Locomotive "Waikino" with rake. C. 1940s. Lithgow Collection.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
Locomotive “Waikino” with rake. c.1940s.
Locomotive “Dominion”, possibly at the “halfway”. c.1940s.

Locomotive "Dominion", possibly at the "halfway". c.1940s. Lithgow Collection.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake

Locomotive “Dominion”, possibly at the “halfway”. c.1940s.
Empire locomotive at the

Empire locomotive at the "half way", Jim McKinney driver. ". C. 1940s. GG Davidson Collection

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
Empire locomotive at the "half way". c.1940s
“Dominion” derailed, Bill Southberg driver. C. 1940s.

"Dominion" derailed, Bill Southberg driver. C. 1940s. GG Davidson Collection

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
“Dominion” derailed, Bill Southberg driver. C. 1940s.
FA Loco crossing Waihi Gold Co rake line on the Mangatoetoe Bridge.

FA Loco crossing Waihi Gold Co rake line on the Mangatoetoe Bridge. The concrete structure at the left of picture is the rail overbridge which remains today, the rest of the pylons are gone. Mount Karangahake in right background. C.1925. DoC Collection.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
FA Loco crossing Waihi Gold Co rake line on the Mangatoetoe Bridge.

"Ohinemuri" and rake of full trucks at No.1 Shaft Hoppers, Martha Hill, 1900. DoC/WACMA.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
"Ohinemuri" and rake of full trucks at No.1 Shaft Hoppers. 1900
Two rakes of trucks at the Victoria Battery stone breakers. c.1940s

Two rakes of trucks at the Victoria Battery stone breakers (initial crushing). Rake on left is empty, awaiting return to Waihi. Stubbs Collection. C. 1940s.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
Two rakes of trucks at the Victoria Battery stone breakers. c.1940s
 
“Ohinemuri”, built 1896.

"Ohinemuri", built 1896. Staples Collection.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
“Ohinemuri”, built 1896.
Victoria
“Albert”, built 1900.

“Albert”, built 1900. Staples Collection.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
“Albert”, built 1900.
“Waikino”, built 1905.

"Waikino", built 1905. Stubbs Collection.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
“Waikino”, built 1905.
“Dominion”, built 1909.

"Dominion", built 1909. Staples Collection.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
“Dominion”, built 1909.
Empire
Detail from the old map of the Victoria Battery

Detail from the old map of the Victoria Battery. The tramway is shown entering the site at bottom right, where it has already divided. The left-hand branch, in grey pencil on this map, makes its way to the stone breakers beyond left of this map. The right hand branch branches again, to the ECMT Railway sidings, the coal hoppers, engine sheds etc. The map also shows a turntable where the tramway meets the incline from the top of the kilns. The Government Railway (ECMT) reserve is shown in grey at top of map.

Tramway to Victoria Battery - The Rake
Detail from the old map of the Victoria Battery