K917

  • Locomotive running number: K917
  • Designed by: New Zealand Railways
  • Built at: NZR Hutt Workshops, Wellington
  • Date built: 1934
  • Builders number: 294/34
  • Date entered service: 1935
  • Date withdrawn: 1964
  • Current condition: Stored long term awaiting restoration
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  • Wheel arrangement: 4-8-4
  • Driving wheel dia: 54”
  • Cylinders: (2) 20” x 26”
  • Valve gear: Walschaert
  • Working pressure: 200 psi
  • Weight in working order: 140.1 tons
  • Overall length: 69’ 8”
  • Tractive effort: 32,730 lb(@ 85% boiler pressure)
  • Fuel: Oil (converted from coal in 1949)
  • Capacities: Fuel, 1570 gallons. Water, 5000 gallons.