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The  Mapleton  Tramway   -   Index



1: Acknowledgements 2: The first settlers in the Nambour area
3: Alfred Delisser surveys the Blackall Range 4: Settlement spreads from Nambour to Dulong
5: The beginnings of Mapleton 6: The coming of the Queensland Railways
7: The Moreton Central Sugar Mill is built 8: A tramway network for the Mill is begun
9: The Government takes over the Sugar Mill 10: The tramline reaches Kureelpa
11: The first Locomotives 12: The Board regains control of the Mill
13: The 'Shays' 14: The sugar trams become general carriers
15: A 'Sensational Tramway Accident' 16: The Maroochy Shire Council steps in
17: To the top of the Range 18: Whistles in the hills
19: The services provided 20: A description of the Locomotives
21: A Mapleton Garratt ? 22: Carriages and wagons
23: The main line and its branches 24: An imaginary trip to Mapleton on the Tram in 1928
25: Not without some drama 26: Memoirs
27: Gone, but not forgotten 28: Links with the Mapleton State School
29: Moreton Mill's steam locomotives 30: Mapping the tramway route
31: Finding the Mapleton Tramline today 32: Comparison photographs - then and now
33: John Browning Collection - Moreton Mill steam locos  34: Robinson / Loveday Collection - Moreton Mill images
35: Robinson / Loveday Collection - Mapleton Tramway images    

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If readers have any information or pictures which could be used to elaborate on the Mapleton Tramway story presented here, they are invited to email the author with the details. 

Link to the Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway. This was a 7 mile 12 chain (11.5 km) 2 ft 6 ins gauge line operated by the Maroochy Shire Council between 1914 and 1935. It used two steam locomotives, a Krauss 0-6-2T and a Shay.  


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