Warwick Annear NZR KA945
The Ka class locomotives were an improved version of the K class locomotives first introduced by NZR in 1932. Ka945 was the first built of the Ka class, though not the first in the eventual number series. Among the improvements incorporated in the Ka's were SKF roller bearings in all axleboxes, thicker frames, and a stronger design of the cast steel rear frame under the firebox.
Ka945 spent its entire working life allocated to Taumarunui depot and worked both freight and passenger trains on the North Island Main Trunk, through the "mountain country" between Taumarunui and Taihape.
Ka 945 is an exceedingly well traveled locomotive, having traversed almost the entire New Zealand rail system
This Limited Edition print (based on a pencil drawing) is personally signed and numbered by the artist and is printed on A3 size silk finish 300gsm paper suitable for framing. The paper is archival quality (said to last for 200 years).