JAMES FULTON

This month is the 119th birthday of our Cable Car. The Cable Car’s engineer, James Fulton, is buried at Karori Cemetery. He was born in Outram, Otago in 1854 and received his training as a cadet in the Public Works Department. After working on several sections of railway line, in 1897 he entered private practice and undertook the Cable Car, the first Kelburn viaduct and Balance Bridge in the Manawatu Gorge amongst other bridges. He died in 1928 and was survived by a wife and daughter. Happy Birthday Cable Car.

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