Classifying New Zealand’s Locomotives

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“A fascinating railway detective story.” New Zealand Railfan.

“Contains much interesting information.” New Zealand Railway Observer.

68 pages of which 12 including the covers are printed in full colour. A4 format, staple bound. Published in 2018

New Zealand’s present-day national rail operator, KiwiRail, continues to use an alphabetic motive power classification system that dates all the way back to 1876. “Classifying New Zealand’s Locomotives” tells the story of this system, explains the derivation of each classification awarded over the past 140 years, and describes the system’s ever evolving rules and eccentricities.

Approximately 260 photographs are used to illustrate every class of locomotive, railcar and multiple unit, from the earliest, right up to the latest, plus most major variants. Unclassified locomotives are dealt with in brief. 16 pages are devoted to a unique illustrated alphabetical listing of all the classes.

CHAPTERS

INTRODCTION

STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 1876-1882

STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 1883-1901

STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 1902-1909

STEAM LOCOMOTIVES & RAILCARS 1910-1931

STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 1876-1882

STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 1932 ONWARDS

DIESEL & PETROL RAILCARS 1916 TO DATE

ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES 1923 TO DATE

ELECTRIC PASSENGER VEHICLES 1926 TO DATE

SMALL SHUNTERS 1931 TO DATE

DS SERIES SHUNTERS 1949 TO DATE

MAINLINE DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES 1952 TO DATE

ILLUSTRATED LIST OF CLASSIFICATIONS

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Weight 0.3 kg

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