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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.
A compound locomotive is a steam locomotive which is powered by a compound engine, a type of steam engine where steam is expanded in two or more stages.
An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or a supercapacitor.
The English Electric Company Limited was a British industrial manufacturer formed after the armistice of World War I at the end of 1918.
Exide Technologies is an American manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, including automotive batteries and industrial batteries.
A Fairlie is a type of articulated steam locomotive that has the driving wheels on bogies.
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.
The Mallet locomotive is a type of articulated steam railway locomotive, invented by the Swiss engineer Anatole Mallet (1837–1919).
The Midland line is a 212 km section of railway between Rolleston and Greymouth in the South Island of New Zealand.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
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.
The NZR of A class of 1873 consisted of three types of similar specification but differing detail.
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.
The NZR E class of Double Fairlie steam locomotives were two different types of Fairlie locomotive, and were the first classes to take that designation, followed by the E class Mallet compound locomotive of 1906 and then the E class battery electric locomotive of 1922.
The New Zealand E class locomotive comprised a single steam locomotive operated by New Zealand Railways (NZR) from 1906 until 1917.
The New Zealand EO class of 1923 were electric locomotives used on the steep Otira to Arthurs Pass section of the Midland Line.
Otira is a small township fifteen kilometres north of Arthur's Pass in the central South Island of New Zealand.
The Otira Tunnel is a railway tunnel on the Midland Line in the South Island of New Zealand, between Otira and Arthur's Pass.
The percent (per cent) sign (%) is the symbol used to indicate a percentage, a number or ratio as a fraction of 100.
The term ruling grade is usually used as a synonym for "steepest climb" between two points on a railroad.
Scrap consists of recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
The UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements, sometimes known as German classificationThe Railway Data File.