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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Zealand January 2016 - 3. Industrial steam.

New Zealand had an interesting range of 3ft 6in gauge conventional industrial locomotives, many imported but some built locally.

Manning Wardle 0-4-0ST 1890 of 1916 was supplied to the Christchurch Meat Company and is on display the Ferrymead Heritage Park

Bagnall 0-4-0ST 1857 of 1909 was built for Christchurch Gasworks and now languishes 'out the back' on the Ferrymead Railway.

Fowler 0-4-0T 16246 of 1924 was supplied to the New Zealand Public Works Department and is in working order at Steam Scene near Christchurch Airport.
Kerr Stuart 'Haig' 0-6-0T 4185 of 1926 was supplied for use at the chemical works of  Kempthorne, Prosser & Co in Dunedin. It is preserved in working order nearby at the Ocean Beach Railway.

These sad remains are of Davenport 0-6-0ST 1862 of 1920, supplied to the New Zealand Public Works Department. It worked for the Bruce Bay Timber Company on the west coast from 1935 to 1945 and was subsequently abandoned. Coastal erosion means it is about to fall into the Tasman Sea.
Photo: John Birchfield

This substantial 0-6-0T was built by Sharp Stewart in Glasgow (4270 of 1900) for the Kaitangata Coal Company and is now in regular use at Shantytown.

Andrew Barclay 0-4-2ST 718 of 1893 was supplied to sawmillers Brownlee at Havelock, While with Lake Brunner Sawmilling in the 1940s, it received the boiler, saddle tank and cab from an 1875 Shanks locomotive. It is now displayed in the open outside the Havelock museum.

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