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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 1, 1937)

A Tribute to the Railways

A Tribute to the Railways.

Progress was represented by the arrival of the Clipper ship in Auckland last month and day by day distance becomes less and less a bogey for travellers.

It is interesting to read the “Fifty Years Ago” columns in various New Zealand newspapers and then marvel at the progress made. Railway transport has shared in this move with the times and the large number of athletes who travelled by train to the N.Z. Amateur Athletic Association's championship meeting in Auckland are lavish with praise for the comfort of the mode of travelling.

It is a tribute to the comfortable seating arrangements that a small team of ten athletes should travel from Dunedin and win the championship shield against teams—much larger in numbers—the members of which had done little or no travelling. But that is the position. The Otago team travelling almost continuously not only won the shield but one of their members established the best performance at the meeting!