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Vintage photos of:
Petone Railway Workshops circa 1905. H class steam locomotive, 0-4-2T type, for use on the Fell system on the Rimutaka Incline. NZR 199 built at Avonside Railway Workshops in 1875, went into service on the Rimutaka Incline in January 1877, written off and preserved in March 1956.
One of more than 2,000 train-related glass negatives, now in the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, taken by New Zealand Railways employee and amateur photographer Albert Percy Godber (1875-1949). View full size.
1924. "Probably the smallest plane in the world. Built by Edmund Allen of Washington, D.C., who was formerly test pilot for Army Air Service during the world war. Plane is equipped with 9-horsepower motorcycle engine and weighs only 205 pounds with wingspread of 27 feet. Mr. Allen, in cockpit, flies it often and recently attained height of 1800 feet capable of making 63 mph." View full size.