M class steam locomotive, 'M' 4, 2-4-4T type., Between 1895 and 1905
Reference Number: APG-0268-1/2-G
M class steam locomotive, M 4, 2-4-4T type, with two men. The man in the centre of the image is identified as G Lee in the caption at Pa1-q-101 (Godber Album vol 108, p 30). Dated from the same image reproduced in "Register of New Zealand Railways steam locomotives, 1863-1971" by W G Lloyd (p 41), which has the caption: "At Palmerston North about the turn of the century after rebuilding to give a lighter axle loading". Photograph taken 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. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: M class steam locomotive, 'M' 4, was originally built by Hunslet Engineering Co., Leeds, as 0-6-0T type, and went into service in July 1876. There were 4 "M" class locomotives of this type, which were simple, reliable and efficient. Between 1888 and 1890 they were all converted, at the Addington Workshops, to 2-4-4T type wheel arrangements to enable them to run on lighter lines. The conversion was unsuccessful. 'M' 4 was written off in 1924. 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-023679)
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