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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 12 (April 1, 1928.)

By Those Who Like Us

page 30

By Those Who Like Us

In acknowledgment of the kindness and solicitude shown by members of the railway staff towards the late Sergeant John King, the following appreciative letter has been sent by the late Sergeant's wife to the District Traffic Manager, Dunedin:—

I would be grateful if you would convey, through the medium of the Railway journal, my very sincere and deep appreciation and everlasting gratitude to all those, officials and others, who were the means of lessening the pain of travelling for my late husband, Sergeant John King, who died on New Year's Day.

Many times during his five long years of total invalidism it was necessary to transport him by train to Otago Central in his cot.

The pain of such journeys was always softened by the touching gentleness of the men who handled that cot, and the sympathetic kindness displayed throughout each journey by every man of them.

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From R. Tregea, Cartage Contractor, Dunedin, “to the Railway Board:—

I wish to express my appreciation of the assistance and prompt dispatch received from the Railway Parcels Staff during the Christmas rush period, enabling my carriers to pull out from the office at 8 a.m. with their respective loads all clear and correctly cheeked, thus giving quick delivery to consignees.

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From the secretary, Mauriceville Dairy Company Ltd., Mauriceville, to the Railway Board:—

By direction of the Board of Directors we desire to tender you our sincere thanks and appreciation of the arrangements made for the carriage of our cream during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The suppliers and ourselves are very grateful and trust that 1928 will be a very successful year for your Department.

From the Hon. T. S. Weston, M.L.C.to the Chairman, Railway Board:—

I came across the Stationmaster at Rotorua after the New Year, and would like to say how much myself and party of three other business men appreciated his courtesy and the prompt action on his part which enabled us to catch the “Limited” at Frankton Junction last Friday week, the 6th January. It is always pleasant to come across efficiency in a public servant, and my friends, Messrs. L. O. Tripp, W. B. Lees and D. R. Bendall, join with me in expressing their appreciation..

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From the Secretary, Manawatu and West Coast Agricultural and Pastoral Association, Palmerston North, to the Railway Board:—

At the final meeting for 1927 of my General Committee held yesterday, I was directed to convey to your Board the very great appreciation of members for the encouragement and generous assistance given so freely and willingly by the officers of the Department to this Association in the work of promoting and running the two annual shows.

In particular I was instructed to thank the Board for the extension of the excursion radius. My Committee are satisfied that the forward policy of the Board cannot be productive of anything but good. The excursion habit is a habit that grows and we are looking forward to the time when the trains arriving in Palmerston North at Show times will again be packed with excursionists.

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In reference to a timetable alteration made to meet the wishes of the Fairlie Show Association, Mr. T. D. Burnett, M.P., wired the Hon. Minister of Railways as follows:—

Thanks very much for the consideration shown by your Department for Fairlie Show people. It is actions like these that are bringing people and Department closer together.