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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 7 (December 15, 1926)

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District Passenger. Number. Season. Number. Bearer-tickets. Number. Cattle, Calves. Number. Sheep Pigs. Number. Timber. Tons. Other Goods Tons
Auckland -276,081 -18,718 1,915 1,996 10,086 -10,479 -7,788
Ohakune -12,468 -376 44 5,319 24,051 -19,243 2,165
Wanganui -28,330 -315 -3 12,142 53,936 -2,858 40,761
Wellington -401,351 133 5,898 13,283 92,329 -5,598 -2,702
Total N.I.M.L.B. -718,230 -19,276 7,854 32,740 180,402 -38,178 32,436
Westport 252 13 -2 55 446 951 51,213
Christchurch -112,703 15,135 1,195 -1,113 66,445 -5,975 34,120
Dunedin -27,154 -603 6,015 1,049 3,928 -3,108 -5,156
Invercargill 2,199 -492 148 -892 45,379 -9,038 4,125
Total S.I.M.L.B. -137,658 14,040 7,358 -956 115,752 -18,121 33,089
Grand Total -855,636 -5,223 15,210 31,839 296,600 -55,348 116,738

doing well,” as the [gap — reason: illegible]somewhat bashfully entered the bed-room to make the acquaintance of his newest and nearest relation, and when the nurse placed the baby in his arms, he keekit shyly, but fondly at the wee thing's chuffy face, and stood holding it gingerly and looking as though he was afraid it would break in two and fall with a bang on the floor. Nathless, when the “howdie” (Scots for midwife) left the room for a moment, Jock unco cautiously laid the bonniest bairn in all the world in its mother's arms, and, after a hurried glance round, kissed his wife (a concession from a Scotsman), but his he'rt was lippin' fu' and his tongue owre blate to articulate the thoughts that welled-up within him. The return of the nurse brought Jock back to earth and turning to his wife he said:—

The above statement is compiled from the weekly traffic returns, which are found most useful when forecasting the approximate revenue for the period, and tracing the weekly fluctuations in traffic.

In surveying these figures it must be borne in mind that Easter Monday 1926, was 5th April, and in 1925 the 13th April, so that the current year's passenger figures would be slightly affected on account of a portion of the advanced bookings being included in March period. However, the large decease in the number of passengers carried, viz.: 855,636 is due almost entirely to motor bus competition in the suburban areas, and additional traffic last year through the visit of the American fleet.

Livestock shows a substantial increase due to forced sales of cattle on account of shortage of feed, and the movement of store sheep.