Steam locomotive 480, Wg class (4-6-4T type), Between 1914 and 1918
Reference Number: APG-1154-1/2-G
Steam locomotive 480, Wg class, type 4-6-4T, built by New Zealand Railways at Hillside. Photograph taken in 1917 by Albert Percy Godber.
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: "Wg" 480 was built by New Zealand Railways at Hillside (maker's no 104/10), went into service in October 1910. It was altered for use on the Rimutaka Incline to assist the "Fell" locomotives cope with the military traffic to and from the NZEF training camp at Featherston. The cowcatchers were altered to clear the high Fell centre rail, and it had an acetylene headlamp arranged to follow the alignment of the track on curves. Written off in June 1969, and preserved. See "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer & W W Stewart, and 'Register of New Zealand Steam Locomotives 1863-1971' by W G Lloyd, 1974, page 64.)
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. Wg class(PFP-024776)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - Wg 480. For work on Rimutaka Incline.
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