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Rail Tractors


1.    0-4-4-0
United Sawmills Ltd., Bain Bay, Lake Brunner McCormick Deering



Built:
c 1925
Gauge:
3'-6"
Number:
Boiler:
Garratt
Wheel Arr.
0-4-4-0
Engine:
Foden
Wheel Diam:
Weight:
History:
Anderson & Faulkner, Kaiata
Converted to steam during WW2 using Garratt steam truck boiler and Foden steam truck
Moved to Nelson Creek Sawmilling Co., Rahui mill in Buller Gorge.
See next entry.

Photo : Located in bush at Rahui - Paul Napier

Built:
c 1925
Gauge:
3'-6"
Number:
Boiler:
Garratt
Wheel Arr.
0-4-4-0
Engine:
Foden
Wheel Diam:
Weight:
History:
Pictured at Pigeon Valley Steam Museum, Wakefield.

Photo : Paul Napier

3.    Built c1924     0-4-4-0
Ogilvie & Co., Rutherglen
Webb Patent, Ford
4.    0-4-4-0
Lake Brunner Sawmilling Co., Ruru Webb Patent, McCormick Deering


Built:
Gauge:
3'-6"
Number:
Engine:
Fordson
Wheel Arr.
0-4-4-0
Fuel:
Petrol/Kerosene
Wheel Diam:
20"
Weight:
5 - 6 tons
History:
J.C. Malfroy & Co., Kawaka

6.    0-4-4-0
J.C. Malfroy & Co., Turiwhate
McCormick Deering



7.    0-4-4-0
Arnold Sawmilling Co., Arnold Siding


8.    0-4-4-0
Okuku Sawmilling Co., Dillmanstown


9.    0-4-4-0
Steel & Reedy, Hohonu


10.    # 16 0-4-4-0
Stratford & Blair, South Beach/Welshmans
McCormick Deering 15-30


11.    0-4-4-0
Turiwhate Sawmill, Turiwhate


12.    0-4-4-0
Thompson Timbers Ltd., Mawheraiti


13.    0-4-4-0
Aratika Sawmilling Co., Aratika


14.    0-4-4-0
United Sawmills Ltd., Arnold Outlet
McCormick Deering


15.    0-4-4-0
Granite Creek Sawmilling Co., Karamea


16.    0-4-4-0
United Sawmills Ltd., Irishmans Landing,
Lake Brunner McCormick Deering


17.    # 13 Built c1936 0-4-4-0
United Sawmills Ltd., Te Kinga
McCormick Deering


18.    0-4-4-0
A.R. Wallis, Kopara
McCormick Deering


Built:
c1924
Webb Patent
Gauge:
3'-6"
Number:
Engine:
McCormick Deering
Wheel Arr.
0-4-4-0
Fuel:
Wheel Diam:
20"
Weight:
5 - 6 tons
History:
1924-1943 Ogilvie & Co., Rutherglen
1943-1963 Ogilvie & Co., Gladstone

Photo : Ian Tibbles

20.    Built 1925     0-4-4-0
1925-1929 A.R. Wallis, Rotomanu
1929-1939 A.R. Wallis, Waipuna



21.    Built 1925     0-4-4-0
1925-1937 Redjacks Sawmilling Co., Redjacks
McCormick Deering


22.    # 2 ?     0-4-4-0
1925-1927 Goss & Co., Moana


23.    0-4-4-0
1925- Hahn Sawmills Ltd., Atarau
Webb Patent


24.    Built 1929     0-4-4-0
1929-1960 United Sawmills Ltd., Camerons
Possible the original Camerons tractor that replaced Heisler #1494 which sold to New Forest at
Ngahere. Finally used to lift tram 1959-60
McCormick Deering
Now at Shantytown stored non-operational


25.    0-4-4-0
1934-1966 Gilbert & Tomasi, Cape Terrace, Kumara
Scrapped about 1984 by Lions Club for funds


26.    0-4-4-0
1934- Atarau Sawmilling Co., Atarau


27.    (1 of 3)     0-4-4-0
1936-1954 Stratford & Blair, Dobson
1954-1960 Kaniere-Hokitika Sawmills, Hokitika
McCormick Deering


28.    (2 of 3)     0-4-4-0
1936-1954 Stratford & Blair, Dobson
1954-1960 Kaniere-Hokitika Sawmills, Hokitika McCormick Deering


29.    (3 of 3)     0-4-4-0
1936-1954 Stratford & Blair, Dobson
1954-1960 Kaniere-Hokitika Sawmills, Hokitika McCormick Deering


30.    Built 1937     0-4-4-0
1937-1961 G. Gibson, Ngahere
Webb Patent, Ford


Built:
1937
Gauge:
3'-6"
Number:
31
Engine:
Fordson
Wheel Arr.
0-4-4-0
Fuel:
Wheel Diam:
Weight:
History:
Gilbert & Tomasi, Cape Terrace, Kumara
Gilbert & Tomasi, Greenstone Mill
Original cost 1,000 Preserved at McLeans Island, Christchurch

32.    # 15     0-4-4-0
?-1939 Kumara Kapitea Sawmilling Co., Kapitea
McCormack-Deering 15-30



33.    Built 1939     0-4-4-0
1939-1949 Inchbonnie Sawmills, Inchbonnie
Ford


34.    (2)     0-4-4-0
1939-1943 Stopforth Timbers, Toaroha (2)
1943- Stopforth Timbers, Hokitika Gorge
McCormick Deering


35.    0-4-4-0
c1940-1950 Donaldsons, Ngahere


36.    0-4-4-0
1947- Awatuna Sawmilling Co., Awatuna
Webb Patent


Built:
1956
Gauge:
3'-6"
Number:
Engine:
Leyland
Wheel Arr.
0-4-4-0
Fuel:
Diesel
Wheel Diam:
24"
Weight:
5 - 6 tons
History:
Butler Bros., Ruatapu
Pigeon Valley Steam Museum

Photo : Jim Staton


Built:
1956
Gauge:
3'-6"
Number:
30
Engine:
Leyland
Wheel Arr.
0-4-4-0
Fuel:
Diesel
Wheel Diam:
24"
Weight:
History:
Butler Brothers, #2, Ruatapu until into 1980s
Stored at Shantytown. Leyland


39.    0-4-4-0
?-1967 Ikamatua Sawmilling Co., Rough River McCormick Deering


Built:
Gauge:
3'-6"
Number:
Engine:
International TD9
Wheel Arr.

0-4-4-0
Fuel:
Diesel
Wheel Diam:
Weight:
History:
?-1967 Ikamatua Sawmilling Co., Rough River
Welded frame (post War) International TD9,Centre rail brake, metre gauge.
Bogies and chassis stored at Shantytown


Photo : Graham Radcliffe


41.    Built c1924     0-4-4-0
?-1958 Stratford & Blair, South Beach
Webb Patent, McCormick Deering



42.    0-4-4-0
?-1954 Suttons Sawmill, Maimai


43.    0-4-4-0
United Sawmills Ltd., Camerons
Originally built as a Dispatch steam loco
for Manson's Mill at Te Kinga.
Later rebuilt by Dispatch into Tractor.
Transferred to Camerons when Te Kinga closed in 1944.
McCormick Deering

44.    0-4-4-0
United Sawmills Ltd., Te Kinga
Reputed to have been built 1944-45 in United works at Te Kinga using bogies and frame from
McGregor steam loco. McCormick Deering 22-36.
Named "The Muncher"
Tramway closed in 1962


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