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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 3 (July 1, 1927)

Railway Ports

Railway Ports.

Ambitious development proposals are now under review at many British railway-owned ports, but the premier position of Southampton as a passenger port for the world's largest ocean-going craft is still maintained. At this great ocean gateway to Britain the Southern Railway has embarked upon a vast dock extension programme, providing for the reclamation of 400 acres of land in Southampton Bay. A deep-water quay, 7,400 feet long, is being provided, along with a jetty paralleling the quay wall, thereby increasing the capacity of the port to the extent of twenty additional ocean-going vessels. The new docks will be page 21 connected with the Southern Railway's mainline to London, and extensive factory sites are to be opened up alongside.