Steam locomotive "J" 56 in New Zealand Railways first numbering system, on the Auckland section, Circa 1880s to 1890
Reference Number: APG-1239-1/2-F
Steam locomotive "J" 56. Photograph taken by an unidentified photographer, held in the W W Stewart Collection. This film negative is a copy from a print in Godber Album Vol 109, p 106 (PA1-q-102), taken from an image in the W W Stewart Collection.
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 17.25 x 11.75 cm. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: "J" Class 56 steam locomotive (Sectional numbering between 1882 and 1890, on the Auckland Section), later numbered "J" 263, was built by Vulcan in 1883 (Maker's No. 1003/83). Went into service in January 1884, and was written off in January 1929. See "Register of New Zealand Railways steam locomotives, 1863-1971" by W G Lloyd (1974, p 36, 56). This image is reproduced in Lloyd's "Register ..." on page 32, with the inscription "Auckland engines in the 1882 system of numbering ... J 56 (Vulcan 1009 of 1883).
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. J Class(PFP-026188)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - bottom right: W.W.S.
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