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NZR G class (1928)

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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. [1]

25 relations: Arthur's Pass, Beyer, Peacock and Company, Drawbar (haulage), Garratt, Grade (slope), Gresley conjugated valve gear, Hillside Engineering, Hutt Workshops, Mechanical stoker, Midland Line, New Zealand, New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society, New Zealand Railways Department, North Island Main Trunk, NZR AB class, NZR K class (1932), NZR WAB class, Raurimu Spiral, Reed Publishing, Scrap, South African Class U 2-6-2+2-6-2, Tunnel, United Kingdom, Walschaerts valve gear, 4-6-2, 4-6-2+2-6-4.

Arthur's Pass

Arthur's Pass, previously called Camping Flat then Bealey Flats, and for some time officially Arthurs Pass, is a township in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, located in the Selwyn district.

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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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Drawbar (haulage)

A drawbar is a solid coupling between a hauling vehicle and its hauled load.

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Garratt

A Garratt (often referred to as a Beyer Garratt) is a type of steam locomotive that is articulated into three parts.

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Grade (slope)

The grade (also called slope, incline, gradient, mainfall, pitch or rise) of a physical feature, landform or constructed line refers to the tangent of the angle of that surface to the horizontal.

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Gresley conjugated valve gear

The Gresley conjugated valve gear is a valve gear for steam locomotives designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, chief mechanical engineer of the LNER, assisted by Harold Holcroft.

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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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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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Mechanical stoker

A mechanical stoker is a mechanical system that feeds solid fuel like coal, coke or anthracite into the furnace of a steam boiler.

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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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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 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.

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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, connecting the capital city Wellington with the country's largest city, Auckland.

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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 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 WAB class

The WAB class locomotives were steam locomotives designed, built and used by New Zealand Railways Department.

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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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Reed Publishing

Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd, originally A. H. Reed Ltd and publishing under the imprint A. H. and A. W. Reed, is one of New Zealand's oldest publishers.

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Scrap

Scrap consists of recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials.

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South African Class U 2-6-2+2-6-2

The South African Railways Class U 2-6-2+2-6-2 of 1927 was an articulated steam locomotive.

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Tunnel

A tunnel is an underground passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Walschaerts valve gear

The Walschaerts valve gear is a type of valve gear invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts in 1844 used to regulate the flow of steam to the pistons in steam engines.

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4-6-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and two trailing wheels on one axle.

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4-6-2+2-6-4

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, a is a Garratt or Union Garratt articulated locomotive using a pair of engine units back to back, with the boiler and cab suspended between them.

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G class (Garratt locomotive), NZR G class.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NZR_G_class_(1928)

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