“[The book’s focus on the comparative economic performance of different locomotive types] is a truly novel addition to locomotive historiography… a bright shaft of light from the South and excellent value it is.” Backtrack (UK).
“For those interested in the development of the steam locomotive, its contents will be fascinating.” The New Zealand Railway Observer.
44 pages, printed in b&w. A4 format, staple bound. reprinted in 2016 with amendments.
A unique book which presents an illustrated graphical and statistical analysis of economic and other aspects of performance of NZR’s forty-nine 4-6-0 steam locomotives, all but two of which only ever ran in the South Island. Comparisons are made by class and by country of manufacture – NZ, UK and US – with some surprising results.
AJHR Locomotive Returns
Length of Service Performance
Performance by Country of Manufacture
NZR 4-6-0 LOCOMOTIVE CLASSES – (maker and country of origin in brackets):
U (NZR Addington – NZ)
Ua (Sharp Stewart – UK)
Ub (Baldwin – US)
Ub (Brooks – US)
Ub (Richmond – US)
Uc (Sharp Stewart – UK)
Ud (Baldwin – US)