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Price 16-Wheeler
Price 16-Wheeler

NZR Stores Branch

Introduced: 1928 Number in Class: 1

Stores Register

Price Drawing

Locomotive Specifications

    A & G Price Ltd., Thames, New Zealand

Engine Weight:    
20.0 tons
Tender Weight:     Total Weight:    20.0 tons Adhesive Weight:    
20.0 tons
Length over Buffers:    
Total Wheelbase:    24'-4" Engine Wheelbase:    24'-4" Coupled Wheelbase:    
Tender Wheelbase:     Driver Wheel Dia.:    24" Cylinders HP:    
Two - 7.5" x 10"
Cylinders LP:    
Grate Area:    8 sq.ft. Evaporative Area:    192 sq.ft. Superheated Area:     Working Pressure:    
140 psig
Tractive Effort:    
Coal Capacity:    Wood fuel Oil Capacity:     Water Capacity:    450 gals.

Remarks:     When the NZR Stores Branch took over the Mountain Rimu Timber Co's mill and tramway at Mamaku, near Rotorua, it aquired this locomotive. Driven by a two-cylinder vertical steam engine in the cab, the drive was taken down through a spur gear arrangement to a longitudinal line shaft where skewed bevel gears transmitted power to each of eight axles. The locomotive could negotiate a 99-feet radius curve. In 1928 the loco was sold to the Marton Sash & Door co.