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Fowler 0-4-0 T
Fowler    0-4-0 T

NZR Way & Works Branch

Introduced: 1933 Number in Class: 2

Way & Works Register

Fowler No. 537

Fowler No. 341

Locomotive Specifications

    John Fowler & Co., Leeds, England

Engine Weight:    
8.0 tons
Tender Weight:     Total Weight:    8.0 tons Adhesive Weight:    
8.0 tons
Length over Buffers:    
Total Wheelbase:    3'-6" Engine Wheelbase:    3'-6" Coupled Wheelbase:    
Tender Wheelbase:     Driver Wheel Diameter:    22" Cylinders HP:    
Two - 7" x 12"
Cylinders LP:    
Grate Area:     Evaporative Area:    
Superheated Area:     Working Pressure:    
180 psig
Tractive Effort:    
Coal Capacity:     Oil Capacity:     Water Capacity:    

Remarks:     In 1933, the NZR purchased these two locomotives from the Public Works Department and were used in ballast maintenance and grade easements. No 537 worked until at least 1948, while No.341 was sent to Otahuhu Railway Workshops in 1942 for storage. Both engines were scrapped in 1954. No.537 had short side tanks, while No.341 had extended side tanks and was slightly heavier at 8.5 tons.