The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 6 (September 2, 1935)
The Rail-cars Described
The Rail-cars Described.
The body is carried on six wheels—one leading four-wheeled bogie and a single pair of driving wheels. The power is provided by a Leyland 10-litre 6-cylinder petrol engine, through fluid gear and combined bevel and spur gear drive on to the driving axle. The car is intended for single headed operation, but it is provided with reverse gear for manoeuvring purposes, and it is capable of making the same speed in both directions.
The lavatory accommodation and toilet will be of a standard equal to that provided on the best express trains, and the car will be controlled by Westinghouse air-operated brakes.
On each side of the front of the car there are driver-controlled doors operated by air engines, and the emergency doors are provided at the rear.
The car will, of course, be electrically lighted, and will have artistic modern fittings. Heating is secured by means of the hot air circulated by electric fans, and special roof ventilation has been arranged. The windows are of the half-drop type, set in aluminium frames. The seats, of tubular construction, are chromium-plated, of bucketed form and fitted with comfortable upholstery and footbar rests. The flooring will be rubber-covered.
The colour-scheme on the outside will give the Department's standard midland red for the sides, and the roof will be finished in aluminium.
The whole car is of steel construction, excepting the body panelling, which will be of aluminium.