Sculpture [LOCOMOTIF] - Railway Engine Parts


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Sculpture, comprising various railway engine parts. LOCOMOTIF is a collection of found rail items which come from decommissioned New Zealand Railways trains and tracks. The sculpture includes boiler tubes from a steam locomotive, a group of cast aluminium number plates, a smoke box door plate off steam locomotive Ja 1242, the cab plate off Ja 1250, and a plate from the under frame of Carriage A 1158. Other elements include springs, whistles, wheels and lights. There is also a switch lock lever used for changing the points and redirecting the route of the train.

The sculpture was designed by the New Zealand Railways Publicity and Advertising Branch in Wellington. It was then assembled by NZR workshop apprentices in Auckland.

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Accession No
1978.615
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Sculpture [LOCOMOTIF] - Railway Engine Parts, 1978.615. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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