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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1 (April 21, 1927)

The Chief Mechanical Engineer to His Staff:-

The Chief Mechanical Engineer to His Staff:-

Workshops manager,
Railways, Addington.
Royal tour, 1927.

I want to take this opportunity of not only thanking you and your staff for the manner in which the construction and alterations to the vehicles used on the Royal train in the South Island was done, but to congratulate all concerned on the excellent workmanship exhibited. The finish of “Passchendaele” and the Royal train was all that could be desired. The Royal car itself is, to my mind, the finest car yet built in New Zealand. The workmanship is equal to, if not better than, that of any car that has been built at Home and I am extremely proud to think that under the existing conditions, such highly satisfactory work, which reflects the greatest credit on all of you, could be accomplished.

In conclusion, the whole-hearted enthusiasm and untiring efforts of all grades to put on the New Zealand Railways a car which, for the purpose of transporting such distinguished visitors, would be a credit to the Dominion, was a source of gratification and pride. I greatly appreciate all that has been done.

G. S. Lynde

Chief Mechanical Engineer.