The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 4 (July 1, 1938.)
From the District Manager, Department of Industries and Commerce, Tourist and Publicity, to Mr. G. H. Mackley, General Manager of Railways, Wellington:—
At the special request of the Cruise Directors of the Hamburg Amerika vessel “Reliance,” I wish to convey to you an expression of the grateful thanks of the “Reliance” staff for the kind action of the Railways Department in providing special transport on their return from Rotorua to enable the members of the staff to make their shipping connection in Auckland.
The cruise staff have travelled round the world several times with various parties, and are in a position to state that this action on behalf of the Railway Department is entirely without precedent in any country of the world. In any other country the Railway authorities would leave the passengers to their own devices to make any shipping connection, and the staff sincerely appreciate this prompt service rendered to them.