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More Info →Wellington Manawatu Railway Company Class "H" engine and crew, Thorndon, Wellington

The engine appears to be an adapted “H” class. These were employed primarily in hauling trains up and down the Rimutaka Incline. Driver - Sid Smith; Fireman - unknown Shunter - G. Brady, Shunter - C Decuthy (?). Later information received 2010: WMR No.2 later NZR Wh448 sold in 1927 to Challenge Phosphate of Otahuhu, Auckland. The photograph was taken in Thorndon, Wellington and the Engine was never used on the Rimutaka Incline.

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Digitisation ID
2007N_R6_RAI_0656
Title
Wellington Manawatu Railway Company Class "H" engine and crew, Thorndon, Wellington
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Coolstore

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Palmerston North
Date
circa 1907

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Palmerston North City Library

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