"Eo" class electric locomotive, NZR no 3, ca 1923., 1923
Reference Number: APG-0324-1/2-G
"Eo" 3, an Eo class electric locomotive, probably at Arthur's Pass, photographed ca 1923 by Albert Percy Godber. Dated 1923 as electrification on the line between Arthur's Pass and Otira was completed in August 1923.
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 x 4 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: "Eo" class electric locomotives, were constructed at the English Electric Company's Dick Kerr Works, Preston, ca 1921. Intended to haul passenger and freight trains through the Otira Tunnel, after the completion of electrification on the line in 1923. See "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer & W W Stewart (p 126)
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. Electric(PFP-023755)
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