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Electric and steam locomotives, Bealey Bridge, Canterbury, [1923]

Reference Number: PAColl-4239-03

Caption on back of print reads: "Midland railway. Electric locos hauled by steam loco crossing Bealey Bridge." The steam locomotive on the left is NZR number 184. Circa 1923. Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Bealey River, Bealey Bridge, Rivers - New Zealand - Canterbury Region, Electric locomotives, Railway bridges - New Zealand - Canterbury Region and Locomotives.

Part of:
New Zealand. Ministry of Works :Photographs, Reference Number PAColl-4239 (7 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 16.4 x 21.6 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: This is probably a publicity photograph of the six electric locomotives supplied by English Electric in 1923. Five were EO class mainland locomotives that collected electricity from overhead wires (and five of these are so constructed). The sixth (seen next to the engine) was a small battery driven E1 class locomotive for maintenance duties. They were probably used on the recently electrified Otira Turnnel section of the Midland line.

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