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Baldwin Loco Works official photo, Wb 297, 1898

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Transport to Wellington

Wb 299 and Wb 292 on well-deck wagons, Wellington.

Wb 299 and Wb 292 on well-deck wagons, near the end of a 700km journey from Westport. PHOTO: Hugh McCracken

By rail and ferry

The locomotives were lifted onto well-deck wagons after a week of concerted effort. Smaller items such as wheels, truck frames and sand domes were stowed aboard. After 700km of rail haulage and a four-hour ferry transfer Wb 292 and Wb 299 arrived safely in Wellington.