Below are just a selection of the locomotives made at Thames.
|The latest engine for the Auckland District: one of the Atlantic type of locomotives constructed at the Thames Works recently|
Source: 1908 Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19080409-6-3
Above Right: Badly Needed: A 75-TON CLASS A ENGINE, Just Completed at the Thames, Auckland, By Messrs. Price Bros,. For use on the Northern Lines.
Right: Locally-built locomotive for the Government Railways: the train load of excursionists at Te Aroha on the trial trip from the Thames of the last of ten locomotives built by Messrs A and G Price for the Government.
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19050713-16-1
|Above: Showing the first of the new locomotives (a Wf Class tank locomotive of 2-6-4 wheel arrangement) being built for the Government Railway Department by Messrs A and G Price of Thames |
Source: 1904 Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19040908-12-1
|Above: The latest COMPOUND LOCOMOTIVE, built for the Main Trunk Service at The Thames, Auckland, N.Z. |
Source: 1908 Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19081231-10-4 '
There are several books available that give a complete history of A & G Price, and the details of the Locomotives built. Prices of Thames by Bob Stott has the following summary:
- 123 Steam Locomotives built for NZ Railways
- 22 Steam Locomotives built for other companies
- 40 Miscellaneous petrol, diesel and battery electric locomotives
- 54 'Second Generation' internal combustion engine locomotives.
Other sources available for further information:
Men of Metal by C W Vennell
Steam at the Rainbow's End by K I Bullock
Thames Excursion 22 March 1958 by NZ Railway & Locomotive Society Auckland Branch
The Thames Line 1898 - 1990 by R B Green & T J Lees
Te Ara Encylopedia of New Zealand
**Amazing summary and photos just found at John's site on New Zealand Geared Locomotives**
The Treasury, Thames has old records pertaining to the early days of A & G Price