Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented.
Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational constrictions of the Midland line, history leading up to the development of the KB class, including proposals to transfer X class to the South Island and add boosters. Learn how Midland Line east-bound loads were governed by EO haulage capacity through the Otira tunnel, the manufacture and bedding in of the KBs, their daily operation, the booster operation and maintenance, trailling of KB operations out of Dunedin, a proposal to transfer all KBs to the North Island, and their eventual displacement onto the Main South Line. Detail of the KB operations are neatly interspersed with crew accounts of operating the KB class; the firemen, drivers and fitters. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era.
Portrait format, 157 black and white and 55 colour photographs, tables, 3 diagrams and map.
272 pages hardbound.
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Copy has been paid for by internet bank transfer tonight to nominated NZRLS bank account. Allan Neilson – member 1759
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Keith Dawson. Member 2787
Copy has been paid for by internet bank transfer tonight to nominated NZRLS bank account. Mark Weir – member 5024
I too cannot find my membership number does not seem to be on the profile?
I have emailed your membership number to you.