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X Class steam locomotive, New Zealand Railways no 439, 4-8-2 type, view inside the cab., 1910

Reference Number: APG-0390-1/2-G

View inside the cab of "X" 439 steam locomotive, 1910. 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 3, 6-7)

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1 image, related to New Zealand Railways, 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: 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-023806)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - Inside the cab. "X" loco.

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