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Closeup view of a We class steam locomotive, showing the valve motion of the axle., Ca 1902

Reference Number: APG-0363-1/2-G

A closeup view of the axle design and valve motion of a "We" class steam locomotive. Photograph taken by Albert Percy Godber, ca 1902.

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1 image, related to Steam-engines and Locomotives.

Part of:
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: One of two locomotives originally built as B class (4-8-0 type) goods engines by Sharp, Stewart Co., Glasgow, which were converted in 1902 to 4-6-4 tank locomotive, for use on the Rimutaka Incline. Probably "B" 178 which was renumbered "We" 377 in 1902. The trailing coupled wheels were removed, and the frames extended to accomodate a trailing bogie. Cab altered, tanks added, a bunker constructed from the tender, and a centre rail brake added for the Fell system. See "Register of New Zealand Railways steam locomotives, 1863-1971" by W G Lloyd, and "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer & W W Stewart.

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. We Class(PFP-023796)

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