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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 10 (February 1, 1930)

By Those Who Like Us

page 37

By Those Who Like Us

From the Secretary, Methven District High School Committee, Methven, to the District Traffic Manager, Christchurch:—

I have been instructed by the Methven District High School Committee to write and thank the Railway Department and express our appreciation for the splendid train service provided for the conveyance of the Methven and surrounding Schools to the Winter Show recently held in Christchurch. The opinion was freely expressed that such services greatly popularise the Railways.

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From the Manager, The Marton Sash, Door and Timber Company, Ltd., Marton, to the General Manager of Railways, Wellington:—

We wish to express our appreciation of the transit facilities afforded to us by your officers in connection with an urgent order which we received this week.

The position was that we were offered an urgent order for heavy long length timber in competition with oregon, on condition that it was delivered in Wanganui on Saturday morning. The mill received the order on Wednesday morning, and the timber was cut and loaded by Thursday afternoon. The stationmaster at Ongarue, and the transport officer at Ohakune, at our request, made special arrangements for transit to Wanganui, and we are pleased to say that the trucks in question, being U.B. 529 and U. 99, ex Waione siding, arrived in Wanganui last evening.

The timber was required for special urgent work, and the facilities which your officers were able to extend to us enabled us to take and execute this order in competition with imported oregon timber, thus providing, not only work for ourselves, but freight for the Railways.

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From the Manager, Wright, Stephenson and Co., Ltd., Hamilton, to the Traffic Inspector, Frankton Junction:—

In connection with our national bull sale at Claudelands, we have to say how very much we appreciate your prompt attention to our requirements, and the courtesy of yourself and your staff. Largely due to your kind co-operation, all trucking arrangements were carried out expeditiously, and all the bulls had been despatched to their destinations by the day following the sale. (Mr. A. J. McGrail, Wagon-supply Officer, Frankton Junction, was the officer responsible for the good work done in connection with this service to the Department's clients.—Ed. “N.Z.R.M.“)

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From Mr. A. S. Warwick, Napier, to the Officer-in-Charge, Central Booking Office, Napier:—

I wish to express my appreciation on behalf of my company for the manner in which you arranged the three special buses put on for “Alice in Wonderland,” especially for the one that conveyed the children from the Children's Home in Priestly Road, to the theatre and return. Also, for the two buses put on in connection with the visit of the “Bohemian Girl” to Hastings, on the 26th.

I would like to say that if, at any time, I have any further necessity, I shall unfailingly make use of the buses of the Railway Department, as we were entirely satisfied with the arrangements made by you, both as regards price and all other matters.

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From the Secretary, Otago Rugby Football Union, Dunedin, to the District Traffic Manager, Dunedin:—

I have been instructed to convey to you my Committee's appreciation of the excellent arrangements made in connection with the tour of the Otago Football Team recently. The manager reported that the arrangements were most satisfactory and that no hitch of any kind occurred.