We have items for sale at the Cable Car House, and any profits from these sales go directly into our fundraising campaign.
Mornington's Marvellous Cable Trams
In the 1950s, Hugh Ballment visited Dunedin with a camera and colour film, and recorded many scenes of the daily operation of the High Street line. He has now put these together in a small book, and this is one of the best records of the cable car operation in its final years.
The price is $50, with postage and packing at $5.50 (within NZ). Orders may be placed with the Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust, at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org or, you can purchase at the Cable Car House in Mornington.
Mind the Curve, A History of the [Melbourne] Cable Trams
An interesting parallel across the Tasman; Melbourne's cable trams in the early 20th century may have equalled, or even surpassed, those of San Francisco, in the extent of the system. Our George Duncan gets an honourable mention. $15 if you also buy the Ballment book.
We have a 2020 calendar, each month having an historic or a current picture relating to the High Street cable cars. These are sold on site, at $20 each.
Cards and Prints with images from Don McAra’s paintings* are available on site, at $5 and $30 respectively.
Picture blocks of cable car scenes at available on site, at $15 or $20, according to size.
Contributions of any size to the project are most welcome.
This donation box (a model of Car 103) will be open for contributions whenever the Interim Cable Car Building is open.
Cheques may be posted to:
Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust
162 Eglinton Road, Mornington, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
The electronic banking address for the Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust is:
(Kiwibank, New Zealand) 38-9016-0787291-00
If donating from overseas, please click here for detailed instructions
If requested, receipts can be provided for tax purposes (the Trust is a registered charity, number CC51187).