X Class steam locomotive, New Zealand Railways no 439, 4-8-2 type, view of the valve motion., Ca 1909
Reference Number: APG-0361-1/2-G
Closeup view of the valve motion on "X" 439 steam locomotive, ca 1909. Photographed by Albert Percy Godber. Particular engine identified from other photographs taken at the same time by Godber. See Pa1-q-103 (Vol 110, p 6-7)
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: X 439 was built as a four-cylinder compound by New Zealand Railways at Addington (maker's no 94/08) for use in the freight and passenger service between Taihape and Taumarunui, and went into service on 9 January 1909. It was altered to a four-cylinder simple expansion engine in 1949 and was written off in 1957. Information from the "Register of New Zealand Steam Locomotives 1863-1971" by W G Lloyd, 1974.) See also "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer and W W Stewart (p 77).
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. X class(PFP-023797)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - Valve motion of "X" loco.
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