The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 6 (October 24, 1926)
A great improvement in the arrangements for the trucking of motor cars for the West Coast has recently been provided at Springfield by the construction of an end-on loading bank. The construction of this bank (and of a similar bank at Otira) will be welcomed by the many motorists who make the trip to the West Coast during the summer months. With these new arrangements the number of trucks required for the transport of cars either at Springfield or Otira will be backed up at one end of the bank enabling the motorist (after the ends and fronts of the trucks have been lowered) to drive his car from the loading bank to the farthest truck. Succeeding cars will fill up the trucks in that order. As a result of the provision of these loading banks, Mr. Hawkes (Secretary-Organiser of the Canterbury Automobile Association) anticipates that many motorists who have been deterred in the past owing to the inconvenience of trucking ears, will make the journey to the West Coast.