Closeup view of the welded portion of locomotive engine frame ("Wj" class steam locomotive No. 466) showing the results of the quasi-arc electric welding process., 5 April 1923
Reference Number: APG-0804-1/2-G
Closeup view of a section of engine frame of steam locomotive Wj 466 which has been welded by the quasi-arc electric welding process. Photographed by A P Godber, on 5 April 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 6.5 x 4.75 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: Steam locomotive Wj 466 was originally used by the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co, and was numbered WMR 3. It was built by Baldwin (maker's no 23596/04), and went into service in July 1904. In 1908 when New Zealand Railways took over the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co, this engine became NZR Wj class 466. It was written off in 1928. See the "Register of New Zealand Railways steam locomotives, 1863-1971" by W G Lloyd.
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. Repair and maintenance(PFP-024458)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - "Quasi-arc" electric welding of engine frame Wj466. 5/4/1923.
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