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The Alexandra Timber Tramway Museum Logging Equipment

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Brief description

The Alexandra Timber Tramway holds a number of significant pieces of machinery relating to the early timber and hydro industry in Victoria.

Full description

The Alexandra Timber Tramway holds a number of significant pieces of machinery relating to the early timber industry in Victoria. As well as trains the local mills used rail tractors to haul timber and the museum holds one of only four Day’s rail tractors still surviving, and the only one in operational condition. This was made in South Melbourne and purchased by Ruoak Timbers in 1940 to work in the Royston Valley. The crawler, or caterpillar tractor, introduced in 1904 revolutionised the logging industry and the museum holds a 1944 Cleveland Tractor Company (Cletrac) tractor used in William Cook’s timber mill. In addition there is a Harman steam logging winch manufactured by Alfred Harman & Sons at their Port Melbourne engineering works. Also a logging winch, and Ruston Proctor “bottleneck-jackass” boiler, used by Ruoak Timbers and constructed in Brunswick by the Steel Company of Australia. There is also a 1907 portable steam engine of a type used in many small bush mills and a 1911 steam boiler, with Tangye vertical pump, used for dairy and food processing by J. Bartram & Sons. Lastly there is a Ruston 300KVA Generator Set used to pump water from the Eildon hydro-electric power station from 1960 to 2006.

Notes

A selection of material is available on line. Further material is held at the Museum.

Significance

This collection contains significant trains used in Australia's primary industry sector over the course of the early twentieth century.

Data time period: 1930 to 2006

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Spatial Coverage And Location

text: Eildon, Victoria, Australia

text: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

text: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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