M class steam locomotive, NZR 90, 2-4-4T., After 1890
Reference Number: APG-0255-1/2-G
No 90, an M class steam locomotive, after modification in 1890 to 2-4-4T type, with three men. Two of the men are engine firemen, standing in the engine doorway; the third man stands at the front of the locomotive, wearing a suit with waistcoat and jacket, a tie, and a hat. Photograph taken by Albert Percy 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. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: M class NZR 90, was originally built by Hunslet Engineering Co., Leeds, as 0-6-0T type. There were 4 "M" class locomotives of this type, and were simple, reliable and efficient. Between 1888 and 1890 they were all converted to 2-4-4T type wheel arrangements to enable them to run on lighter lines. The conversion was unsuccessful. NZR 90 was modified in 1890. See "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer & W W Stewart, and "Register of New Zealand Railways steam locomotives, 1863-1971" by W G Lloyd.
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. M Class(PFP-023650)
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