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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 6 (October 1, 1927)

By Those Who Like Us

page 29

By Those Who Like Us

From the secretary, Canterbury Progress League, Hokitika, to District Traffic Manager, Christchurch:—

Very favourable comment has been heard on all sides of the special descriptive pamphlet of the attractions of Westland, and particularly the Glacier district, as recently published by your Department. The booklet is certainly attractive in itself, and the special attraction of cheap fares will, it is hoped, result in added revenue to the Department, and wider knowledge of the beauties of Westland.

I am directed to express the thanks of this League to the special branch of the New Zealand Railways which is doing so much to foster and encourage tourist and holiday traffic, and so assist those bodies which are doing all they can to give publicity to Westland as a scenic resort.

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From the Ohai (Southland) Railway Board, to the District Engineer, Invercargill:—

At the meeting of the Board held yesterday the Chairman reported upon the delivery of the Board's English Locomotive from your workshops in Invercargill, and a resolution appreciative of the work which had been carried out by your fitting staff was recorded, with special reference to the services of Messrs. Slowly, McCorkindale, and Henderson. The Board is cognisant of its indebtedness to the Railway Department for the expeditious and efficient manner in which the assembling was carried out to enable the engine to be put into commission.

Various alterations to adapt this British type to Dominion requirements were effected with promptitude and workmanlike ability. My Board will be pleased if you will convey to the officers immediately concerned and to the head of your Department its thanks for the valuable help rendered.

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From the Hon. Secretary, Waipukurau Amateur Operatic, Musical and Dramatic Society (Incorp.), to the District Traffic Manager, Wellington:—

On behalf of my Society I desire to express appreciation of the manner in which you assisted us in the matter of transport of the members of “Dorothy,” on the occasion of our Napier production on the 11th inst. The concession you granted on fares, and the comfort of the steam-heated carriages, together with the courteousness of the local and Napier Railway officials was greatly appreciated, and contributed in a large measure to the success which attended the efforts of my Society in their production.

On this occasion we felt that the Railway officials were part of our own Company as they spared no effort to make the journey to and from Napier as enjoyable as possible. In this connection we are especially indebted to Mr. Thompson, our local Stationmaster, and Mr. Warren, Stationmaster of Napier.

The whole of our Company, numbering ninety-six, appreciated very much the way in which the Railway Department treated them on this trip. Should my Society decide to stage another production in another town, the matter of transport is already solved and the Company will unanimously vote that another special train be secured.

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The Secretary, Hawera Trotting Club writes to Mr. P. Beauchamp, stationmaster, Hawera, as follows:—

At a Committee meeting of this Club held last evening, I was directed to write, expressing the thanks and appreciation of the Club to you and your staff for the efficient and expeditious way in which the heavy volume of traffic in connection with the visiting horses and trainers was handled at the recent meeting. This year was probably a record for the volume of traffic handled, and it should be some satisfaction to your staff to know that the visitors expressed themselves as highly pleased with the railway arrangements.