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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 8

Proposed Route

Proposed Route.

The accompanying sketch shows the route of the proposed tramway.

The section from the city to the top of incline at Roslyn will have its terminus at the intersection of Rattray and Maclaggan streets. It will then follow up Rattray street to its junction with Arthur street and York Place. From this point it will continue in a direct line over the town belt, to the top of Leven street, Roslyn. This section will be worked on the endless wire rope system.

The objects for making use of Rattray street are:—That from its present steep gradients it is seldom used for dray traffic, and likewise with the exception of one curve, an almost continuous straight line will be obtained, and this is a matter of primary importance in wire rope traction.

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Leven street in Roslyn is also too steep for dray traffic, and it is centrally situated.

The second section viz., from the top of Leven street onwards. The two lines of trains are shewn as branching off to the Half-Way Bush, Maori Hill and Mornington.

The termini of these branches could be determined at a future time but they are limited in the meantime to the boundaries of the Roslyn Municipality.

On this section the ordinary line of tramway would be laid down, and although some of the road lines are of steep inclinations, with slight improvement the cars could run safely with locomotive or by horses.