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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 7 (February 1, 1932.)


When the completion of the Lyttelton to Christchurch railway appeared to be in sight the Provincial Government made preparation for the working of the provincial railways. On 27th June, 1867, a select committee consisting of Messrs. Aynsley, Buckley, Jollie, Montgomery, Wilson and Sheath and the Provincial Secretary (F. E. Stewart), was appointed to report upon the Tariff for the Government Railways. On 10th July this committee was also requested to report upon the scale of wharfage dues at Lyttelton. The Council also passed the Railway Tolls and Management Bill, 1867, authorising the making of fares, rates, and other charges, and of by-laws for the guidance of the public, and regulations for the control and conduct of the staff.