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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 7 (November 1, 1927)

By Those Who Like Us

page 29

By Those Who Like Us

From the Secretary, Marton Jockey Club, Marton, to Mr. H. W. Beasley, District Engineer, Wanganui:—

On behalf of the Marton Jockey Club, I have been requested to convey their thanks and appreciation to the Department for the great assistance rendered to the Marton Jockey Club by the erection of the loading bank at the Marton Station and also to thank the staff for the expeditions manner in which they handled the transport of the racehorses and traffic on race days. Their assistance was very much appreciated by the owners and the Club.

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From the hon. secretary Courtenay-Paparua Ploughing Match Association, Halkett, to Mr. L. A. Lee, Stationmaster, Kirwee:—

On behalf of our Association I wish to express to you and your staff our grateful thanks for the excellent manner in which you handled our ploughs, etc., at Aylesbury station, during our recent match.

I also wish to express my personal thanks for your valuable assistance both before and after the match.

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From the Hon. Secretary, Lincoln Ploughing Match Association, Springston, to the District Traffic Manager, Christchurch:—

At a recent meeting of the Lincoln Ploughing Match Association a resolution was passed placing on record the promptness and courtesy of the Railway officials in connection with carriage of ploughs to and from our recent match. Special reference was made to the services of Mr. Dallard, Stationmaster at Springston, who was untiring in his energy to help the Committee in every way. On behalf of the Committee, I thank you, Sir, for your kindly consideration and thought for our Ploughing Match needs.

From Franks & Smith Ltd., Motor Haulage Contractors, Hunterville, to Mr. H. A. Penn, District Traffic Manager, Ohakune:—

I wish to convey an expression of thanks and appreciation to your Department, especially to Mr. Coleman, Stationmaster, and his staff at Hunterville for the manner in which we were treated in connection with the contract just completed of 3,500 cubic yards of metal railed to Hunterville for us, on behalf of the Rangitikei County Council. It is a pleasure to do business with such obliging and painstaking officers.

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From Crust & Crust (N. Z. Carrying Company), Dunedin, to the Railway Board:—

We are writing to express our appreciation for the courtesy and attention extended to us when we consigned a line of furniture from Palmerston to Queenstown, and a return line from Queenstown to Dunedin.

We pointed out to your Department that we would be sending our packers, and would require the furniture to arrive at the same time as they would, and from the attention that we received at Dunedin, Gore, Lumsden, Kingston and Queenstown, we feel that we would like to express our appreciation on the way the Department helped us by giving quick despatch at the various points. Particularly we would like to mention the services of the captain and crew of the s.s. “Mountaineer” for their very careful handling of the furniture on Lake Wakatipu.

In the past, we have always been a little uncertain as to what amount of protection, by way of packing, was required for the steamer journey between Kingston and Queenstown, and now we know that lines such as these get the very best of consideration in the handling.

The up and down journeys of both lines of furniture were received at their various destinations, without a scratch or mark, which speaks well for the handling on the railway and on the steamer.