"Eo" class electric locomotive, NZR no 3, 
Reference Number: APG-1347-1/4-F
"Eo" 3, an Eo class electric locomotive, probably at Otira, photographed ca 1931, 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)Film negative 11.0 x 7.0 cm. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: "Eo" class electric locomotives, were constructed at the English Electric Company's Dick Kerr Works, Preston, ca 1921. Intended to haul passenger and freight trains through the Otira Tunnel, after the completion of electrification on the line in 1923. See "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer & W W Stewart (p 126)
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. Electric. Eo class(PFP-026193)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - centre left: Electric. Dick, Kerr & Co.
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