Westinghouse petrol-electric rail motor, 1914; R.M.1 (Rail Motor number one), 1914
Reference Number: APG-1552-1/2-F
Closeup of the front of the Westinghouse petrol-electric railcar, photographed by Albert Percy Godber in 1914. The driver's cab door, and a sliding door leading to the engine are both open, showing a portion of the engine. This image is a film copy negative taken by Godber from a print in his album Vol 101, p 37 (PA1-o-195)
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 12.5 x 10.0 cm. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: R.M.1 (Rail motor number one), the Westinghouse petrol-electric rail motor was built ca 1914. The frame and motors were built by Westinghouse Co., England, and the body was built at Petone Railway Workshops. It ran from Wellington to Upper Hutt, and Thorndon to Johnsonville, with seating for 48 passengers. Withdrawn in 1917. See Godber album (Vol 108, p 71)
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".
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