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An "E" class battery-electric locomotive, circa 1921., 1921

Reference Number: APG-0812-1/2-G

An E class battery locomotive, photographed circa 1921 by an unidentified photographer. Copy negative made from an unidentified published book by Albert Percy Godber.

Key terms:
1 image, related to New Zealand Railways and Electric 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: "E" class battery-electric locomotives were constructed at the English Electric Company's Dick Kerr Works, Preston, ca 1921. Intended for shunting and the inspection and maintenance of overhead traction wires. See "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer & W W Stewart (p 127)

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. Electric. E Class(PFP-024505)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom centre: Battery locomotive for New Zealand Government Railways.

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