Water car

Water cars at the Junction shaft collar circa 1920

Water cars were used to deliver fresh water underground.  Only a C & A version has been identified and of these none are still known to exist. Copper Queen most likely used water kegs for fresh water instead of car. There are some references on the use of kegs in the early years. Kegs were used in the later years until the end of mining.

References

 

Richard Graeme IV 2012, pers. comm., 8 April

Richard Graeme III  2011, pers. comm., 2 February

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