The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 7 (November 1, 1928)
The Palmer Railway
The Palmer Railway.
The illustration (Fig. 1) is of a greatly-improved construction of railway, by Mr. H. R. Palmer, the civil engineer; in calling it merely an improvement, however, we fear we shall be misleading the judgment of some of our readers, and omit doing justice to the talents and genius of the inventor; in fact, we might quite as reasonably say that the important invention of the plough was merely an improvement of the spade. If we had never seen a plough, and were told that an improvement had been made on the spade, we should certainly never think of such a form of machine as the plough; so it is with Mr. Palmer's Railway, which is a bold innovation upon all former plans and altogether original.