Laheys’ Canungra Tramway (Third Edition)
By Robert K. Morgan, revised by Frank Stamford
ISBN 0 909340 60 5
This booklet describes Queensland’s largest timber tramway. It was originally published as a special edition of Light Railways, (No.54, Summer 1975-76).
The second edition was completely revised, with additional material, more photographs and maps, and a larger page size to give better presentation. This third edition includes some hand-tinted photographs, and a brief update covering the situation in 2022.
Laheys Canungra Tramway was a 3 ft 6 in gauge timber tramway in south-east Queensland which operated from about 1903 to the early 1930s. It used one B class Climax locomotive, and two A class and one B class Shay locomotives. The tramway ran through superb scenery, and included one tunnel through rock, and a 1 in 12-1/2 (8%) grade for over half a mile.To add more interest, it had a very basic T Ford railcar, an even more basic Commer railcar, and a home-made passenger car.
Soft cover, 32 pages plus 4 page card cover, A4 size, 26 photographs, 3 maps and 2 diagrams, references, and index.