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The Wonderful Story of Baldwin Steam Tram No 100

The Wonderful Story of Baldwin Steam Tram No 100


The Wonderful Story of Baldwin Steam Tram No 100

by Chris Cameron


Today, we like to think that identifying important artefacts for preservation for future generations is part of the fabric. It was not always the case and the destruction of items of beautiful engineering has been endless.


The story of Baldwin Steam Tram Nº100 is an extraordinary tale of incredible luck, exceptional engineering skills, and the tenacity of a group of dedicated tramway museum volunteers determined to return a 130-year-old steam tram to service.


Built in 1891 for a working life, first in Sydney and later in Whanganui, the right people were there to rescue this beautiful engine, and the right people have spent an extraordinary amount of time returning No 100 to working glory.


This latest book from the Motat Society, compiled and edited by Chris Cameron, a long-time volunteer at the Motat Tramway, has brought all these stories together in this 80 page book, replete with many photographs, and some great engineering detail. The stories are told from a very personal perspective, from each authors engagement with the locomotive.

Available now for just $35 post free in New Zealand.


  • Ordering and Payment:

    Order now by emailing Payment on purchase to be made to The MOTAT Society 12-3011-0755920-00.  Use your surname as reference (if you're a member add that to one of the reference fields for further confirmation). Items will be sent once payment received. Free Postage within New Zealand.

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