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The 100th locomotive

The 100th locomotive

Most of the locomotives manufactured in New Zealand were built by New Zealand Railways in its workshops. But there were also private firms that built locomotives. The earliest, in the 1880s, was Christchurch’s Scott Brothers. In the early 20th century, the only significant one was A. & G. Price. Here, around 1923, the company’s staff pose with the 100th locomotive they had made for New Zealand Railways – probably an AB-class Pacific.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Mae Hodsell Collection (PAColl-6508)
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Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Steam locomotives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016