Steam locomotive 492, Wg class, between 1912-1949
Reference Number: APG-1478-1/4-G
Steam locomotive 492, Wg class, type 4-6-4T, built by NZR Hillside. Three railway employees stand on the left, one on the ground. The two men standing inside the cab are identified as "Leadbetter" and "J Hosie in Godber Album (Vol 108, p 62. PA1-q-101). Photograph taken by Albert Percy Godber between 1912 and 1949 at Lower Hutt.
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)Dry plate glass negative 4.25 x 3.25 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: "Wg" 492 entered service on the 21st of August 1912 and was written off in February 1956 (Information from the 'Register of New Zealand Railways steam locomotives, 1863-1971' by W G Lloyd, 1974, page 64.)
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. Wg class(PFP-025464)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom centre: Wg Loco 492. Cyls 14"x22". Driv. wheels 3'9". Steam pressure 200 lbs. Grate area 16.9 sq ft. Total heating surface 739 sq ft.
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