[Directory of New Zealand Railways locomotives compiled by J S Berry]
Jack Berry, Compiler
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The diagrams were compiled by the NZR Mechanical Branch for their own use, but copies were given to the Civil Branch engineers who used them for evaluating locomotive effects on the track structure and bridges, and for estimating crane lift weights after accidents and mishaps. Civil engineering staff routinely carried copies of locomotive diagrams in their field bags, but only for those few locomotives currently in use on their districts. This book is unique for its completeness and matching photographs.
Compiled during the railway career of NZR chief civil engineer J S Berry, who retired in the mid-seventies. The book was then left in the CCE's personal office where it remained until the position of CCE disappeared in the reorganisations of the late 1980s.
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