"Q" class steam locomotive no. 17 (2-4-4T type)., 1890s
Reference Number: APG-1489-1/4-G
"Q" 17, steam locomotive (2-4-4T type). There is a railway employee with a child standing at the front of the engine, with two other railwaymen by the cab. The maker's name, visible on the engine, is Rogers. This glass negative taken by Albert Percy Godber from an image by an unidentified photographer.
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: "Q" class no. 17 steam locomotive was built by Rogers (maker's no. 2512/78), went into service in August 1879, and was written off in 1898. Information from "Register of New Zealand Railways steam locomotives, 1863-1971" by W G Lloyd. Information in Godber Album Vol 108, p 41 (PA1-q-101) differs, saying it was scrapped in 1894.
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. Q Class(PFP-025484)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - left of image: "Q" old.; Photographer's title on negative - bottom centre: 1878. Scrapped 1894.; Album page - centre right: W Smart.
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