Saturday, May 21, 2016

Garratt at Paekakariki, 1929

Arguably the most visually impressive steam locomotive used by NZR were the 3 'G' class Garratts from 1928 built for North Island Main Trunk goods service, but they were ultimately a failure, and a book was written about why.

This must be the best portrait photo of them that exists, taken at Paekakariki, as those who have our books will recognize instantly. (NZR photo)

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