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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2 (June, 1926)


There was scope for an extension of excursion traffic by the supply of special services in particular localities. Effort should be made to induce promoters of “house” picnics to arrange travel for their annual picnic by rail. Excursions for farmers in the winter time between one farming district and another was recommended, the matter to be tried out between the Waikato and Taranaki Provinces. It was considered that this idea offered quite good possibilities. Negotiations were opened for running a farmers’ excursion from the Waikato to Hawera for the South Taranaki Winter Show about the end of June.

Train Crossing the Rimutakas, Wellington-Wairarapa Line

Train Crossing the Rimutakas, Wellington-Wairarapa Line

The question of the removal of the limitation of one excursion per annum now granted to schools was raised. It was felt that at times the restrictions prevented the Department from obtaining traffic which might otherwise have been available.