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The Pemberton Tramway

Weíre off to ride a tram

At Pemberton no less

And we are excited

Itís a feeling I confess

 

Not only for the transport

But for the history that weíll see

For once these little tramways

Brought in great logs for industry

 

For its here that grows great Karri

A timber thatís much prized

And these little railway lines

Was the transport they devised

 

We passed the mill that processed

The mighty tree called Karri

And the tiny cottages

That housed men that did not marry

 

We saw the Karri in all stages

From young to middle and old

But all stand tall and beautiful

In fact they look quite bold

 

We learnt about the plants that grow

Beside the railway line

Including a variegated Watsonia

That looked to us fine

 

We stopped to see the Cascades

Where the tinkling water flows

Hugged deep within the forest

Where the willow and peppermint grows

 

There were stories of steam days

Where water was much needed

A pipeline to a tank above

Was a solution that succeeded

 

Then came the history of the railway

The farmers south to serve

Originally to go to Albany

But was too expensive to dig and curve

 

We passed through Brockman Siding

And we stirred our imagination

Of standing there at 5 am 

 In a cold and windy situation

 

A brisk walk into the forest

To a giant Karri Tree

Quite hollow in the buttress

To house all the company

 

Now Iíd like to talk of Peter

Guide and driver extraordinaire

Who took us on our journey safely

And was happy his lore to share

 

He knew all the plants and trees

The history and the stories

Of this lovely railway line

And of its old time glories

 

So thanks to Peter and the crew

That maintain this memory of the past

For it gives the enquiring traveler

Good thoughts that always last

Frank & Carolyn Gorton

Wauchope NSW

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About 1.5 weeks ago we joined you on the Pemberton tram for a lovely ride through nature. You gave us a lot of information which we appreciated, and you did it in a really funny and entertaining way. Very enjoyable!  Well, keep up the good work, and give our regards to the nice lady in the shop. 

With warm regards, Johan & Willy Amsterdam   22/8/2006

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This is only a short email, just to say that we all enjoyed the trip on the tramway in April, the scenery is stunning, the informative commentary given by the guide/driver was the icing on the cake, next time, and there will be a next time, we will give the steamer a go.  Best wishes to all you people involved down there.  

Brian Day   28/5/2006

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Last Saturday my husband and I had a ride on your tramway.  We thoroughly enjoyed the trip from the informative and amusing tram driver to the splendid countryside. Thank you.

Marilyn Drummond   10/5/2006

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Hi All

My family and I went on your fabulous tram ride and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The trip was very informative and never a boring moment finding out about Pembertonís past history and the nature in the area.  What made the tram ride most enjoyable was the tram driver Grant he certainly made the ride.  Here are some pictures we took.  Thanks again

Best regards

Brad, Sue, Cassie, Sam, & David 2/2/2007

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We stayed in Pemberton recently and took the tram ride to the Warren River Bridge which we thoroughly enjoyed.  Thank you for offering a very enjoyable service

Sheryl Marai  26/4/2007

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Dear Pemberton Tramway Co

I would like to thank you for takings us back to the Camp School from the Cascades last Wednesday.  It was nice sitting down after our 7km bush walk.  Thank you for giving us information about the tracks that were laid, the bridges and also the native trees and what they can be used for. The whole class love it and found it very informative.

From

Braydan Curtin

Ongerup Primary School 12/8/2009

 

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Tel: +61 8 97761322

Email: pemtram@wn.com.au