Steam locomotive built by Manning, Wardle in 1884 (maker's No. 920), purchased for the Wellington & Manawatu Railway, circa 18855, Circa 1885
Reference Number: APG-1346-1/2-F
Wellington & Manawatu Railways steam locomotive WMR 1, photographed by an unidentified photographer before the WMR signage had been added. This image is a film negative taken from a print in Godber Album Vol 108, p 64 (PA1-q-101). Godber has identified the driver standing inside the cab as J. Fryer.
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: Originally No 1 on the Wellington and Manawatu Railway, later "Wh" class no. 447 steam locomotive was built by Manning Wardle (Maker's no. 920/84). When the line was purchased by New Zealand Railways in 1908 this engine was renumbered "Wh" 449. Written off in 1927, and sold. See "Register of New Zealand Railways steam locomotives, 1863-1971" by W G Lloyd, and "Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives" by A N Palmer and W W Stewart.
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 right: J. Fryer.
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