Steam locomotive Ww 491

New Zealand Railways, Manufacturer

1912
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Maker and Role
New Zealand Railways, Manufacturer
Production Date
1912
Description
Ww 491 Locomotive - sectioned ex NZR workshops, Otahuhu.

Ww491 was written off in August of 1955 after many years of faithful service hauling Auckland suburban trains. Sectionalised and placed on a plinth at the Otahuhu Railway Workshops and was used as a teaching aid.

116/12 built 1912 at Hillside Shops to WG 491 (4-6-4T). In service 15/06/1912. Reclassified 1941 to WW 491. Written off 08/1955. Preserved 03/1975 MOTAT (Donated to Motat 12/1974 ex Otahuhu Shops. Outside Display. [source: http://nzrailwaysrollingstocklists.weebly.com]
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Steel
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
WW / 491 Embossed
NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS / No 116.1912. / BUILT AT HILLSIDE WORKSHOPS Embossed
Accession No
1975.79
Credit Line
New Zealand Railways. 1912. Steam locomotive Ww 491, 1975.79. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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