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New Zealand Railways Department

The New Zealand Railways Department, NZR or NZGR (New Zealand Government Railways) and often known as the "Railways", was a government department charged with owning and maintaining New Zealand's railway infrastructure and operating the railway system. [1]

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A & G Price

A & G Price Limited is an engineering firm and locomotive manufacturer in Thames, New Zealand, established in 1868.

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A. L. Beattie

Alfred Luther Beattie (1852 – 2 May 1920), typically referred to as A. L. Beattie, was a pioneering locomotive engineer.

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Aalborg Shipyard

Aalborg Shipyard (Danish: Aalborg Vaerft A/S), was a shipyard located in Aalborg, Denmark.

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Addington Railway Workshops

The Addington Railway Workshops was a major railway facility established in the Christchurch suburb of Addington in May 1880 by the New Zealand Railways Department.

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Albion Motors

Albion Automotive of Scotstoun, Glasgow is a former Scottish automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer, currently involved in the manufacture and supply of Automotive component systems.

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Alf Cleverley

Alfred John "Alf" Cleverley (18 September 1907 – 2 August 1992) was a New Zealand boxer from Petone.

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Alfred Cadman

Sir Alfred Jerome Cadman (17 June 1847 – 23 March 1905) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party.

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Associated Equipment Company

AEC was a British vehicle manufacturer which built buses, motorcoaches and lorries from 1912 until 1979.

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Avonside Engine Company

The Avonside Engine Company was a locomotive manufacturer in Avon Street, St. Philip's, Bristol, England between 1864 and 1934.

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Baldwin Locomotive Works

The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American builder of railroad locomotives.

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Bedford SB

The Bedford SB is a front-engined bus chassis that was built by Bedford in the United Kingdom.

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Bedford Vehicles

Bedford Vehicles, usually shortened to just Bedford, was a brand of vehicle produced by Vauxhall Motors, which was ultimately owned by General Motors (GM).

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Beyer, Peacock and Company

Beyer, Peacock and Company was an English railway Locomotive manufacturer with a factory in Gorton, Manchester.

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Brooks Locomotive Works

The Brooks Locomotive Works manufactured steam railroad locomotives and freight cars from 1869 through its merger into the American Locomotive Company until 1934.

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Brush Traction

This article is about a British rail-locomotive maker.

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Canterbury Provincial Railways

The Canterbury Provincial Railways were an early part of the railways of New Zealand.

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Canterbury, New Zealand

The New Zealand region of Canterbury (Waitaha) is mainly composed of the Canterbury Plains and the surrounding mountains.

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Christchurch

Christchurch (Ōtautahi) is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's third-most populous urban area.

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Clayton Equipment Company

Clayton Equipment Company Ltd, now known simply as Clayton Equipment Ltd or CEC and CEL, is a locomotive construction company that specialises in locomotives for underground mining operations.

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Clyde Engineering

Clyde Engineering was an Australian manufacturer of locomotives, rolling stock, and other industrial products.

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Commonwealth Engineering

Commonwealth Engineering was an Australian engineering company that designed and built railway locomotives, rolling stock and trams.

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Cook Strait

Cook Strait lies between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

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Culverden

Culverden is a small town in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Dübs and Company

Dübs & Co. was a locomotive works in Glasgow, Scotland, founded by Henry Dübs in 1863 and based at the Queens Park Works in Polmadie.

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DEV Arahura

DEV Arahura is a roll-on roll-off diesel-electric rail ferry completed in 1983 for the New Zealand Railways Corporation.

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DEV Aratere

DEV Aratere is a roll-on roll-off rail and vehicle ferry in service for Interislander in New Zealand.

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Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and British Empire, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

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Drewry Car Co.

Drewry Car Co, strictly speaking, was a railway locomotive and railcar sales organisation for most of its life.

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Dunedin

Dunedin (Ōtepoti) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region.

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Dunedin Railway Station

Dunedin Railway Station in Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island, designed by George Troup, is the city's fourth station.

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East Town Railway Workshops

The East Town Railway Workshops were a major manufacturing, maintenance and repair facility of the New Zealand Railways Department (NZR) located by the Marton - New Plymouth Line in the city of Wanganui in New Zealand’s North Island.

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Electric multiple unit

An electric multiple unit or EMU is a multiple unit train consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power.

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Electro-Motive Diesel

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., also referred to as "EMD", is owned by Caterpillar through its wholly owned subsidiary Progress Rail Services Corporation.

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English Electric

The English Electric Company Limited was a British industrial manufacturer formed after the armistice of World War I at the end of 1918.

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Fairlie locomotive

A Fairlie is a type of articulated steam locomotive that has the driving wheels on bogies.

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Fell

A fell (from Old Norse fell, fjall, "mountain"Falk and Torp (2006:161).) is a high and barren landscape feature, such as a mountain range or moor-covered hills.

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Ferrymead Railway

The Ferrymead Railway is a New Zealand heritage railway built upon the formation of New Zealand's first public railway, from Ferrymead to Christchurch, which opened in 1863.

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Ford Motor Company

The Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to as simply Ford) is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

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Ganz Works

The Ganz (Ganz vállalatok, "Ganz companies") electric works in Budapest is probably best known for the manufacture of tramcars, but was also a pioneer in the application of three-phase alternating current to electric railways.

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Garnet Hercules Mackley

Garnet Hercules Mackley (9 December 1883 – 24 April 1986) was a New Zealand businessman, railways manager and politician.

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Garratt

A Garratt is a type of steam locomotive that is articulated into three parts.

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General Electric

General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York.

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General Motors Diesel

General Motors Diesel was a Canadian railway diesel locomotive manufacturer.

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George Troup (architect)

Sir George Alexander Troup (21 October 1863 – 4 October 1941) was a New Zealand architect, engineer and statesman.

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GMV Aramoana

GMV Aramoana ("Sea Pathway" in the Māori language) was a roll-on roll-off train ferry operating across Cook Strait between 1962 and 1983.

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GMV Aranui

GMV Aranui was a roll-on roll-off train ferry operating across the Cook Strait between 1965 and 1983.

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Goodman Global

Goodman Global is a member of the Daikin Group, the world's largest manufacturer of HVAC products and systems. The company manufactures residential and light commercial heating and cooling systems. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Houston, Texas. Goodman operates 4 major factories; two are located in Houston TX, one in Fayetteville TN and one in Dayton TN. Current major manufactured products are: residential split air conditioners and furnace, packaged terminal air conditioners, residential and light commercial packaged AC (rooftops), VRV/VRF systems and flex ducting.

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Gordon Coates

Joseph Gordon Coates, MC and bar (3 February 1878 – 27 May 1943) served as the 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1925 to 1928.

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Graham Latimer

Sir Graham Stanley Latimer (born 7 February 1926) is a New Zealand Māori leader, chosen in the late 1960s to be a new leader to resolve Māori grievances.

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Great Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the 1930s.

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Hillside Engineering

Hillside Engineering Group is a trading division of the rail operator KiwiRail in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Hino Motors

Hino Motors, Ltd. (日野自動車株式会社, Hino Jidōsha), commonly known as simply Hino, is a Japanese manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines (including trucks, buses and other vehicles) headquartered in Hino-shi, Tokyo.

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Hitachi

() is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

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Hunslet Engine Company

The Hunslet Engine Company was founded in 1864 in Hunslet, Leeds, England.

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Hutt Workshops

The Hutt Railway Workshops is a major railway engineering facility in the Lower Hutt suburb of Gracefield in the Wellington region of New Zealand's North Island.

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John Hall (New Zealand politician)

Sir John Hall (18 December 1824 – 25 June 1907) was born in Kingston upon Hull, England, the third son of George Hall, a Captain in the navy.

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Johnsonville Branch

The Johnsonville Branch known as the Johnsonville Line, is a commuter branch line railway from the main Railway Station of Wellington, New Zealand to the northern suburb of Johnsonville via Ngaio and Khandallah.

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Liberal Government of New Zealand

The Liberal Government of New Zealand was the first responsible government in New Zealand politics organised along party lines.

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List of locomotive builders

This is a list of locomotive builders by country, a work in progress including both current and historical builders.

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Long Depression

The Long Depression was a worldwide price recession, beginning in 1873 and running through the spring of 1879.

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Lyttelton Line

Lyttelton Line is a name sometimes used to refer to the section of the Main South Line in New Zealand's South Island between Lyttelton and Christchurch, and can also be used to refer to the operations on this section.

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Main South Line

The Main South Line, sometimes referred to as part of the South Island Main Trunk Railway, is a railroad line that runs north and south from Lyttelton in New Zealand through Christchurch and along the east coast of the South Island to Invercargill via Dunedin.

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Major

Major is a military rank of commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces.

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Midland Line, New Zealand

The Midland line is a 212 km section of railway between Rolleston and Greymouth in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Minister of Railways (New Zealand)

The Minister of Railways was the minister in the government responsible for the New Zealand Railways Department 1895–1981, the New Zealand Railways Corporation 1981–1993, and New Zealand Rail Limited 1990–1993.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment, and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Mixed train

A mixed train is a train that hauls both passenger and freight cars or wagons.

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MV Aratika

MV Aratika was a ferry that served the Interisland Line, taking passengers between Wellington and Picton in New Zealand.

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Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company

Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company, originally called The Bridgewater Foundry, specialised in the production of heavy machine tools and locomotives.

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National Film Unit

The National Film Unit (NFU) was a state-owned film production organisation in New Zealand.

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Neilson and Company

Neilson and Company was a locomotive manufacturer in Glasgow, Scotland.

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New Zealand DA class locomotive

The New Zealand DA class diesel-electric mainline locomotives operated on the New Zealand railway system between 1955 and 1989.

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New Zealand DC class locomotive

The New Zealand DC class is a class of diesel-electric main-line locomotive on the New Zealand rail network, operated by KiwiRail primarily on freight trains, but also on long-distance KiwiRail Scenic passenger trains and Metlink suburban trains in Wellington operated by Tranz Metro.

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New Zealand DM class electric multiple unit

The New Zealand DM/D class (also known as English Electrics) were a class of electric multiple units used on the Metlink suburban rail network of Wellington, New Zealand. Formed of DM power cars and D trailer cars, the first units were ordered from English Electric in 1936 and introduced on 2 July 1938 operating the electrified Johnsonville Line service. Additional units were ordered in 1942 and 1946 as other Wellington suburban lines were electrified. The units were relegated to peak services and the Johnsonville Line after the arrival of the "Ganz Mavag" EM/ET units in 1982-83, before finally being replaced by the "Matangi" FP/FT units in 2011-12. The units operated their last revenue service on 25 June 2012, from Wellington to Melling and return. Five complete units (four two-car and one three-car) and six trailer cars have been preserved.

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New Zealand EA class locomotive

The New Zealand EA class (EO from 1968) of electric locomotives were used on the New Zealand rail network between 1968 and 1997 on the OtiraArthur's Pass section of the Midland line in the South Island, through the Otira Tunnel.

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New Zealand EB class locomotive

The New Zealand EB class locomotive was a class of five battery electric (later diesel-electric) locomotives built to perform shunting duties at the workshops of New Zealand's national rail network.

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New Zealand EM class electric multiple unit

The New Zealand EM/ET class (also known as Ganz-Mavag) electric multiple units are used on Metlink suburban services in Wellington, New Zealand.

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New Zealand general election, 1928

The New Zealand general election of 1928 was held on 13 and 14 November in the Māori and European electorates, respectively, to elect 80 MPs to the 23rd session of the New Zealand Parliament.

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New Zealand Midland Railway Company

The New Zealand Midland Railway Company partially constructed the Midland line between Christchurch and Greymouth and the Nelson railway in the South Island.

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New Zealand Ministry of Works

The New Zealand Ministry of Works and Development, formerly the Department of Public Works and often referred to as the Public Works Department or PWD, was founded in 1876 and disestablished and privatised in 1988.

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New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society

The New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Inc (NZRLS) is a society of railway enthusiasts, based in Wellington.

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New Zealand Railways Corporation

New Zealand Railways Corporation (NZRC) is the state-owned enterprise that owns the land beneath KiwiRail's railway network on behalf of the Crown.

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New Zealand Railways Road Services

The New Zealand Railways Road Services was a branch of the New Zealand Railways Department and later the New Zealand Railways Corporation.

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New Zealand TR class locomotive

The New Zealand TR class is a class of diesel shunting locomotives built by many different manufacturers.

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Newmarket Workshops

Newmarket Workshops in Auckland was a major New Zealand Railways Department facility, one of 13 workshops nationwide.

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Norman Frederick Hastings

Major Norman Frederick Hastings, DSO (14 July 1879 – 9 August 1915) served as Officer Commanding New Zealand's 6th (Manawatu) Squadron, Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment.

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North British Locomotive Company

The North British Locomotive Company (NBL, NB Loco or North British) was created in 1903 through the merger of three Glasgow locomotive manufacturing companies; Sharp, Stewart and Company (Atlas Works), Neilson, Reid and Company (Hyde Park Works) and Dübs and Company (Queens Park Works), creating the largest locomotive manufacturing company in Europe and the British Empire.

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North Island Main Trunk

The North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) is the main railway line in the North Island of New Zealand, linking Wellington, the capital, and Auckland, the largest city, via Paraparaumu, Palmerston North, Taihape, National Park, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Hamilton, and Pukekohe.

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NZR 56-foot carriage

The NZR 56-foot carriage is a class of -long railway passenger car formerly used on almost all long-distance rail transport in New Zealand, and still in service.

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NZR A class (1906)

The A class were steam locomotives built in 1906 with a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement for New Zealand's national railway network, and described by some as the most handsome engines to run on New Zealand rails.

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NZR AA class

The New Zealand AA class consisted of ten steam locomotives built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1914 to an order by Chief Mechanical Engineer, H. H. Jackson for operation on New Zealand's national rail network.

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NZR AB class

The NZR AB class was a class of 4-6-2 Pacific tender steam locomotive that operated on New Zealand's national railway system.

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NZR EC class

The New Zealand EC class was a class of electric locomotive used in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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NZR ED class

The New Zealand ED class locomotive was a class of electric locomotive used in Wellington, New Zealand.

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NZR EO class (1923)

The New Zealand EO class of 1923 were electric locomotives used on the steep Otira to Arthur's Pass section of the Midland Line.

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NZR G class (1928)

The NZR G class was a type of Garratt steam locomotive used in New Zealand, the only such Garratt type steam locomotives ever used by New Zealand Government Railways.

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NZR J class (1939)

The NZR J class steam locomotives were a class of locomotive used in New Zealand.

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NZR K class (1932)

The NZR K class of 1932 was a class of mixed traffic 4-8-4 steam locomotives that operated on New Zealand's railway network.

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NZR KA class

The NZR KA class of 1939 was a class of mixed traffic 4-8-4 steam locomotives that operated on New Zealand's railway network.

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NZR KB class

The NZR KB class of 1939 was a class of mixed traffic steam locomotives that operated on New Zealand's railway network.

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NZR RM class (Clayton)

The NZR RM class Clayton steam railcar was a unique railcar that operated on New Zealand's national rail network and one of only two steam railcars to operate in New Zealand - the other being 1925's RM class Sentinel-Cammell.

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NZR RM class (Edison battery-electric)

The NZR RM class Edison battery-electric railcar was a popular and successful railcar that ran in Canterbury, New Zealand for eight years.

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NZR RM class (Leyland diesel)

The NZR RM class Leyland diesel railcar or Midland railcar was the first diesel-powered vehicle to enter revenue service on New Zealand's national rail network.

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NZR RM class (Leyland petrol)

The Leyland experimental petrol railcar was a unique railcar built and trialled in New Zealand in 1925.

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NZR RM class (Model T Ford)

The NZR RM class Model T Ford railcar was a type of railcar that operated on New Zealand's national rail network.

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NZR RM class (Sentinel-Cammell)

The NZR RM class Sentinel-Cammell steam railcar was a steam-powered railcar operated by the New Zealand Railways Department (NZR).

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NZR RM class (Standard)

The NZR RM class Standard railcars were a class of railcar operated by the New Zealand Railways Department in the North Island of New Zealand.

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NZR RM class (Wairarapa)

The NZR RM class Wairarapa railcar (or Rimutaka railcar) was the first truly successful class of railcars to operate on New Zealand's national rail network.

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NZR W class

The NZR W class consisted of two steam locomotives built at the Addington Railway Workshops in Christchurch, New Zealand by the New Zealand Railways Department.

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NZR X class

The NZR X class was a pioneering class of eighteen 4-8-2 steam locomotives designed by A. L. Beattie that operated on the national rail network of New Zealand.

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Otahuhu Workshops

Otahuhu Railway Workshops were a major rolling stock maintenance and repair facility operated by New Zealand Railways, in the south Auckland suburb of Otahuhu in New Zealand's North Island.

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Otira Tunnel

The Otira Tunnel is a railway tunnel on the Midland Line in the South Island of New Zealand, between Otira and Arthur's Pass.

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Palmerston North

Palmerston North (Te Papaioea or transliterated Pamutana), commonly referred to by locals as Palmerston, or colloquially Palmy, is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand.

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Petone Workshops

The Petone Workshops were a government-owned railways maintenance and repair facility located in Petone, in Lower Hutt in the Wellington region of New Zealand's North Island.

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Port Chalmers Branch

The Port Chalmers Branch was the first railway line built in Otago, New Zealand, and linked the region's major city of Dunedin with the port in Port Chalmers.

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Provinces of New Zealand

The Provinces of the Colony of New Zealand, existed from 1841 until 1876 as a form of sub-national government.

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Rail transport in New Zealand

Rail transport in New Zealand consists of a network of gauge railway lines in both the North and South Islands.

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Railway electrification system

A railway electrification system supplies electric power to railway trains and trams without an on-board prime mover or local fuel supply.

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Raurimu Spiral

The Raurimu Spiral is a single-track railway spiral, starting with a horseshoe curve, overcoming a height difference, in the central North Island of New Zealand, on the North Island Main Trunk Railway.

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Richard Seddon

Richard John Seddon (22 June 1845 – 10 June 1906) is to date the longest-serving Prime Minister of New Zealand.

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Richmond Locomotive Works

Richmond Locomotive Works was a steam locomotive manufacturing firm located in Richmond, Virginia.

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Rimutaka Incline

The Rimutaka Incline was a, gauge railway line on an average grade of 1 in 15 using the Fell system between Summit and Cross Creek stations on the original Wairarapa Line in the Wairarapa district of New Zealand.

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Rimutaka Range

The Rimutaka Range (often called the Rimutakas) is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand that form a ridge running parallel with the east coast between East Cape and Wellington.

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Rimutaka Tunnel

The Rimutaka Tunnel (officially Tunnel 2, Wairarapa Line) is a railway tunnel through New Zealand's Rimutaka Ranges, between Maymorn, near Upper Hutt, and Featherston, on the Wairarapa Line.

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Ritchie Macdonald

Ritchie Macdonald (8 September 1895 – 14 March 1987) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

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Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns

Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns Ltd (RSH) was a locomotive builder with works in North East England.

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Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works

Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works was a 19th-century manufacturer of railroad steam locomotives based in Paterson, in Passaic County, New Jersey, in the United States.

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Sam Fay

Sir Sam Fay (30 December 1856 – 30 May 1953), born in Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire, England, was a career railwayman who joined the London and South Western Railway as a clerk in 1872 and rose to become the last General Manager of the Great Central Railway after a successful stint in charge of the almost bankrupt Midland and South Western Junction Railway.

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Scott Brothers (locomotive manufacturers)

Scott Brothers in Christchurch, New Zealand had an engineering works and iron foundry that supplied 11 steam tank locomotives to the New Zealand Government Railways in 1874.

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Sharp, Stewart and Company

Sharp, Stewart and Company was a steam locomotive manufacturer, initially based in Manchester, England.

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South Island

The South Island or Te Waipounamu is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the smaller but more populous North Island.

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Stratford–Okahukura Line

| The Stratford-Okahukura Line (SOL) is a secondary railway line in the North Island of New Zealand, between the Marton - New Plymouth Line and the North Island Main Trunk Railway, with 15 intermediate stations.

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Taihape

Taihape is located near the middle of the North Island in the Rangitikei Borough of New Zealand.

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Taupo railway proposals

There have been a number of proposals to build a Taupo Line as a branch railway linking the township of Taupo in the central North Island of New Zealand to New Zealand's rail network.

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Tawa Flat deviation

The Railway Magazine February 1934 pp.

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Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is an online encyclopedia created by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage of the New Zealand Government.

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Te Awamutu

Te Awamutu is a town in the Waikato in the North Island of New Zealand.

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Thames Branch

The Thames Branch railway line connected Thames, New Zealand, with Hamilton and was originally part of the East Coast Main Trunk railway.

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Thames, New Zealand

Thames is a town at the southwestern end of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand's North Island.

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Toshiba

(commonly referred to as Toshiba, stylized as TOSHIBA) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Track gauge

In rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails.

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Transport Licensing Act 1931

The Transport Licensing Act 1931 was a New Zealand Act of Parliament regulating land transport.

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TSS Earnslaw

The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912 Edwardian vintage twin screw steamer plying the waters of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand.

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UGL Rail

UGL Rail is an Australian rail company specialising in building, maintaining and refurbishing diesel locomotives, diesel & electric multiple units and freight wagons.

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Valve gear

The valve gear of a steam engine is the mechanism that operates the inlet and exhaust valves to admit steam into the cylinder and allow exhaust steam to escape, respectively, at the correct points in the cycle.

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Vickers Limited

Vickers Limited was a significant British engineering conglomerate that merged into Vickers-Armstrongs in 1927.

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Vincent Raven

Sir Vincent Litchfield Raven, KBE (3 December 1859 – 14 February 1934) was chief mechanical engineer of the North Eastern Railway from 1910 to 1922.

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Volvo

The Volvo Group (Volvokoncernen; legally Aktiebolaget Volvo, usually shortened to AB Volvo) is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg.

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Vulcan Foundry

Vulcan Foundry was a British locomotive builder sited at Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire (now part of Merseyside).

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Waiau Branch

The Waiau Branch was a branch line railway in the northern Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Waiau, Canterbury

Waiau is a small town in north Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Waimea Plains Railway

The Waimea Plains Railway was a secondary railway line (not a branch line) that linked the towns of Lumsden and Gore in northern Southland, New Zealand.

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Wellington

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with residents.

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Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company

| The Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (WMR or W&MR) was a private railway company that built, owned and operated the line between Thorndon in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and Longburn, near Palmerston North in the Manawatu, between 1881 and 1908, when it was absorbed into New Zealand Government Railways.

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Wellington Railway Station

Wellington Railway Station is the southern terminus of New Zealand's North Island Main Trunk railway, Wairarapa Line and Johnsonville Line.

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Wellington–Manawatu Line

The Wellington and Manawatu Line is an unofficial name for the section of New Zealand's North Island Main Trunk Railway between Wellington and Palmerston North.

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Whitford Brown

Whitford James Brown, OBE CBE (13 May 1910 – 14 April 1986) was the foundation mayor of Porirua City, a city in the Wellington Region of New Zealand, for 21 years from 1962 to 1983.

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William Denny and Brothers

William Denny and Brothers Limited, and often referred to simply as Denny, was a Scottish shipbuilding company.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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Yorkshire Engine Company

The Yorkshire Engine Company (YEC) was a small independent locomotive manufacturer in Sheffield, England.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Railways_Department

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