An up service prepares to depart Ashburton for either Camberwell or Deepdene hauled by F 172. This loco was converted from a standard F, with tender, to a tank loco in 1910 and it lasted until it was "off register" in 1928. In 1924 the overhead wire made it to Ashburton, so the photo must have been taken sometime between 1910 and 1924.

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