L Class (Rebuilt) steam locomotive, NZR 206, 4-4-2T type, with a group of men standing on and beside the engine., 1900
Reference Number: APG-0533-1/2-G
L class steam locomotive "L" 206, 4-4-2T type, with a group of railway workers standing on and beside the engine. Photographed by Albert Percy Godber at Petone Railway Workshops in 1900 after it was altered from 4-4-0T type. For many years known as "Mrs Peterkin".
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: Class "L" (Rebuilt) from original Avonside 2-4-0T type "L" class, which had been altered to "La" class (4-4-0T type), and was then rebuilt as 4-4-2T type in 1900. This same image by Godber, together with full historical information, is reproduced in "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer and W W Stewart (p 69). Also noted in the "Cavalcade" is the fact that this particular locomotive ("L" 206) was for many years known as "Mrs Peterkin", allegedly because the locomotive engineer, Mr T A Peterkin, fussed over her so much during the conversion from 2-4-0T to 4-4-2T.
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. L Class(PFP-024116)
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