This makes the V-Class one of the ground-breaking vehicles in its class. V class steam locomotive no 132, 2-6-2 type ATLIB 257730.png 7,054 × 4,423; 24.02 MB V Class steam locomotive, Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co. no 6 (later NZR "V" 450) ATLIB 202503.png 6,396 × …
The Lumsden Heritage Trust has been campaigning to retrieve the two 1885 V class steam locomotives from the Oreti River for about half a decade. Firstly: safe driving. A crowd gathered today as the recovered locomotive was placed in front of the Lumsden Railway Precinct - a tribute to a bygone era. "The V-class locomotive was a locomotive built in Manchester to meet the increasing needs of passenger service and goods - in the early 1800s New Zealand Rail put out a design based off the previous smaller K-Class which in fact was the original Kingston Flyers." A crowd gathered today as the recovered locomotive was placed in front of the Lumsden Railway Precinct – a tribute to a bygone era. The V-class was made specifically for New Zealand's railways. – Support Local Media.
The Wellington & Manawatu Railway Co. also orded three of these locomotives becoming their #'s 6, 7, & 8, these being fitted with an ornate Rogers-styled wooden cab with Gothic windows. Its exemplary safety systems are oriented on Mercedes-Benz's four-level integral safety concept. When taken over by the NZR in 1908, they were taken into the "V" class.
Lumsden Hoists 1885 V-Class Locomotive From Tonnes Of River Muck A relic of New Zealand’s rail past has emerged from the mud 93 years after being dumped in a Southland River. The V-Class achieved the top score of five stars in the Euro NCAP Crash Test 2014. History Edit The heavy increase in traffic by the early 1880s necessitated a design for a new class … NZR V Class were a series 2-6-2 "Prairie" type steam locomotives that were built for the New Zealand railway in 1885 by the Nasmyth, Wilson and Company, of Manchester, United Kingdom.