Thursday, March 15, 2018

NZR's E66 on the Rimutaka Incline, circa 1910

This was a one-off 2-6-6-0T built in 1906 as an experimental more powerful locomotive to operate on the Rimutaka Incline than the existing H class Fell engines.  It was more powerful than an H but used a lot more coal and was unpopular with crews.

In 1917 it was withdrawn from service and later scrapped.  More

A portrait of E66 taken by Percy Godber at the Petone workshops where it was built in 1906.

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