Ob Class steam locomotive, WMR 11, 2-8-0 type (later NZR 'Ob' class 455).
Ob Class steam locomotive, Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co. no 11, 2-8-0 type. Photograph taken at Paekakariki by Albert Percy Godber, circa 1904.
Original print at Pa1-q-101 (Godber Album vol 108, p 38).
Original print (from which the small print was copied) is at PAColl-D-0692.
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. See also 'Cavalcade of New Zealand locomotives' (1965) by A N Palmer & W W Stewart, in which this image is reproduced on page 90, with the inscription "W.M.R. No 11 at Paekakariki, about 1904. A P Godber (A N P)".
Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).
Physical Description: Silver gelatin print, 165 x 110 mm, mounted to album page
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 b&w original photographic print(s), Negatives, Silver gelatin print, 165 x 110 mm, mounted to album page, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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