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First railway sleeping carriage built in New Zealand, 1926, 1926

Reference Number: APG-1482-1/4-G

Exterior view of a railway sleeping car. Photographed by A P Godber at the Hillside Railway Workshops, in 1926.

Key terms:
1 image, related to New Zealand and South Seas International Exhibition (1925-26 Dunedin), New Zealand Railways, Dunedin City, Railways - Rolling-stock, Railways - Carriages and Sleeping cars (Railways).

Part of:
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: Noted by the photographer, A P Godber, as being the first sleeping car built in New Zealand, built at the Hillside Railway Workshops, and exhibited at the Dunedin Exhibition 1926-1927. There is a note on the back of the file print which reads N.Z's first sleeping car, with "first" crossed out, and 1928 pencilled above (with no indication of where the change of date came from).

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. Rolling Stock(PFP-025471)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: First sleeping car built in N.Z. built at Hillside Shops, aand exhibited at Dunedin Exhibition, 1926-7.

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