“Ja Class Locomotives of NZR (Dunedin edition)”. ISBN 978-1-927-329-10-8. NZD $10.00. Postage within NZ NZD $2.00 if purchased singly, free if purchased with any other book. Overseas postage charged at cost..
Please Note: this book is generally similar to the standard edition of “Ja Class Locomotives of NZR” (see under the NZ Locomotives & Railcar Books category), but has a Dunedin cover, and greater emphasis on the Hillside-built locomotives, usually in and around Dunedin.
“A welcome addition to the contemporary railfan library.” New Zealand Railfan.
36 pages of which 12 are in full colour. A5 format, staple bound.
An illustrated history of NZR’s final, and highly successful, steam locomotive design. Introduced in 1946, thirty five of these 4-8-2 locomotives were built by NZR at its Hillside Workshops in Dunedin, and an additional sixteen were built by the North British Locomotive Co of Glasgow. The two batches never met in regular service – the Dunedin-built locomotives always being South Island-based, while their Glasgow-built sisters were always based in the North Island.
Preserved by: Glenbrook Vintage Railway (GVR), Mainline Steam, Otago Settlers Museum, Plains Railway, Steam Incorporated.