rail wagon used to build tip-heads at Buller River

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rail wagon used to build tip-heads at Buller River.

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the method used to place the granite rocks obtained from the Cape Foulwind quarry into the sea to build the two tip-heads at the mouth of the Buller River, the piles were of white pine and were left in position to eventually rot away, the rail waggons or flat decks could be hand cranked by manual labour to either tip left or right, and other flat deck waggons could be also tipped at the ends only, the engine driver was a Mr J KELLY

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