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


A book bearing the above title and written by T. Bernard Hare (A. M., Inst. T.) has just come to hand from the publishers, the Modern Transport Publishing Company Limited, Strand, London (March, 1927).

This publication has the supreme advantage of having been written from the standpoint of personal and current experience, being, in the words of Sir Ralph L. Wedgwood “so far as I know, the first book published in this country which comes from the hand of a practising railwayman.”

The work is of a handy size, well printed, and on good paper, but has no illustrations, as Mr. Hare desired to bring the selling price within the reach of the average student. This has been accomplished; 150 pages of letterpress and a good index, with cloth cover, costing only 3/6.

Mr. Hare has dealt in an open and thorough manner with many of the principles underlying Railway Operation. He has the judicial capacity for presenting fairly both sides of the case on points regarding which differences of opinion exist, and shows an admirable reluctance to make hard and fast decisions.