Ob Class steam locomotive, WMR 11, 2-8-0 type (later NZR 'Ob' class 455)., Circa 1904
Reference Number: APG-1364-1/4-G
Ob Class steam locomotive, Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co. no 11, 2-8-0 type. This image is taken by Godber from the page in his album Vol 4, p 30 (PA1-o-196). See original glass negative at APG-0269-1/2.
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: Ob class locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia for the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (maker's no 9018/88), as WMR no 11. At the end of 1908 the company was purchased by the Government, and it was renumbered NZR 'Ob' 455. Written off in March 1931. See 'Register of New Zealand steam locomotives, 1863-1971' by W G Lloyd, and 'Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives' by A N Palmer & 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 - centre right: Ob. Makers. Baldwin Loco Works. USA. Year 1889. No in service 2.; Album page - bottom centre: Dia driving wheels 3'7". Bogie wheels 2'6". Steam pressure 140 lbs. Coal space 3 tons. Heating surface 1013 sq. ft. Water space 1500 galls. Cylinders 16" x 20". Total weight 57.10.4. T.C.Q.
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