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

Coal For The Railways

Coal For The Railways.

Dealing with the question of coal for the railways and the report thereon of the Board of Inquiry, “The Dominion” sums up as follows:—

The subject has been exercising the New Zealand coal industry for a long time past, but it has remained for the present Prime Minister to take the matter up in a practical and decisive way, and for this he is to be complimented. It is noteworthy that the locomotive drivers and firemen of the service, to whom was entrusted the task of carrying out the tests with the different qualities of New Zealand coal, have rendered a very real service. On their shoulders and on those of their fellow-workers will fall the burden in the event of the fuel supplied them proving inferior to that now so largely used. It says a good deal for their public spirit that they entered so whole-heartedly into the experiments made.