Old class "L" steam locomotive, no. 509 (2-4-0 type), the Public Works Department, Whangarei, Circa 1911
Reference Number: APG-1391-1/2-F
Public Works Department steam locomotive 509, L class, at Whangarei. Photograph taken by Albert Percy Godber circa 1911. This image is a film negative copy taken from the print in Godber Album Vol 110, p 131 (PA1-q-103).
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)Film negative 16.25 x 11.75 cm. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: The numbers 501-550 were allocated to the Public Works Department for their locomotives. The Railways Department agreed not to use these numbers. (Information from the 'Register of New Zealand Steam Locomotives 1863-1971' by W G Lloyd, 1974, page 67.) This engine was originally 'L' Class, NZR 219. See also caption beneath similar image at Pa1-q-101 (Godber Album, vol 108, p 25): "With new boiler. 160lbs per sq inch. Sold to P.W.D. Was L 219".
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 Pictures 385. Railways. Locomotives. Steam. L Class(PFP-026230)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - bottom centre: Old class "L" Loco. Public Works Dept. Whangarei
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