Ws class 4-6-4T locomotive, New Zealand Railways no 686, 1917. Later reclassified as Wab class., 
Reference Number: APG-0162-1/2-G
Ws class locomotive, New Zealand Railways no 686, photographed in 1917 by A P Godber.
Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00048 (2024 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4.75 inches. Single negative
Historical Notes: NZR no 686, a Ws class 4-6-4T tank engine, was built at Addington (makers number 213/17) and went into service in July 1917. She was altered to Wab class on 9 December 1932, reclassified on 12 December 1936, and written off in April 1963.
Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.
Citation: Any publication must be accompanied by the credit "A P Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures385. Railways. Locomotives. Steam. Wab Class(PFP-016238)
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