The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 7 (November 1, 1928)
The economic utilisation of engine power is receiving special attention from railwaymen all over the world. Some remarkable improvements have been recorded in the United Kingdom and America in the direction of increasing the daily mileage run of engines, thus reducing the number of engines required to handle any given volume of traffic. Some progress has already been made in this respect in New Zealand, and I am confident that much more will be achieved in the near future. The following figures show the average run per engine in steam per day for the first twenty-four weeks of the current year as compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.
|North Island||105 (1927)||105 (1928)|
Loading the Electric Locomotives on the “s.s. Hertford,” at Liverpool, England, for the Christchurch-Lyttelton Electrification Scheme. The Locomotives weigh approximately 50 tons, and are shewn complete with all fittings. They were manufactured by the English Electric Company.