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Ka class steam locomotive, New Zealand Railways no 949, 4-8-4 type, Ca 1939

Reference Number: APG-1356-1/2-F

"Ka" 949, a K class steam locomotive, 4-8-4 type, photographed ca 1939 by an unidentified photographer for New Zealand Railways. This image is a film negative taken by Albert Percy Godber from the NZR print in Godber Album Vol 108, p 125 (PA1-q-101)

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1 image, related to New Zealand Railways and Locomotives.

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)Film negative 17.25 x 11.75 cm. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: "Ka" 949 was built in 1939 (maker's no. 332/39) by New Zealand Railways, Hutt Workshops, went into service in October 1939, and was scrapped in 1955 as a result of damage sustained in the disastrous Tangiwai accident. 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 (1965).

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. Ka Class(PFP-026199)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - Ka Oilburner. N.Z.R.; Album page - Tangiwai. Train that was involved in the accident of 1953, Christmas. (Inscription in pencil, added after Godber's death)

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