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K-class locomotive


In the mid-1930s the AB-class Pacifics were superseded on the main trunk by the giant 4-8-4 K-class locomotives – the pinnacle of steam power on New Zealand's railways.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: ER. J. Searle Collection, PAColl-0639-19-137
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