The first train to run in New Zealand, Canterbury Railways No. 1, steam locomotive "Pilgrim", Circa 1870s?
Reference Number: APG-1227-1/2-F
The first steam locomotive to run in New Zealand was Canterbury Railways No. 1, built in 1862 by Slaughter, Gruning and Co., Bristol, named "Pilgrim". First journey made on 1 December 1863, hauling the first train over part of the line between Christchurch and Ferrymead (near Heathcote). Photograph taken by an unidentified photographer. This film negative is a copy taken from the Godber Album Vol 109, p104 (PA1-q-102)
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: Further information about this locomotive in "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer & W W Stewart (1965, p 12)
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".
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - bottom centre: The first train to run in New Zealand
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