Ten English Electric ED locomotives were bought for use on the Wellington–Paekākāriki section of the North Island main trunk line – a stretch of line that was electrified by 1940. The first locomotive was built in Britain in 1937 as a prototype. Nine others were assembled at the Hutt and Addington workshops between 1938 and 1940.
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Reference: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1938, D-2
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