The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1 (April 21, 1927)
Railway Officers in Australia
Railway Officers in Australia.
Mr. E. S. Brittenden, of the Head Office, Wellington, who is at present in South Australia (in company with Mr. J. W. M. Smith) making inquiries into train control methods on the railways there, sends along some interesting news regarding railway progress in the vicinity of Adelaide. He writes:—
“We attended the ceremonies in connection with the opening of a new bridge over the Murray River and the extension of the railway from Parringa to Renmark. We were the guests of the Renmark people for the day—and what a day! They are the most hospitable people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Renmark is the centre of a big district irrigated by water pumped up from the Murray—there are miles of vineyards and orchards, with here and there a distillery or a fruit preserving factory. We visited most of them.
“Remark is about 215 miles from Adelaide and the passenger traffic is being catered for by a fast express servies which leaves the terminus each night and arrives at its destination early the next day. Sleeping accommodation is provided, and Renmark people can do a day's business in Adelaide with a minimum amount of inconvenience and loss of time. A few car loads of perishable fruit are also taken when offering.”