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

Facilities for Handling Goods

Facilities for Handling Goods.

The tonnage of goods handled at Auckland has increased at a fairly steady rate from 395,000 tons in 1916, to 630,000 tons in 1926. Of this present total tonnage, about 175,000 tons would pass through the “outward” shed, and 75,000 tons through the “inward” shed, the remaining 380,000 tons being dealt with on the wharves and on private and local sidings.

“Inward” and “outward” goods will be handled in separate sheds. The new sheds will provide greatly increased space for loading in comparison with the present inadequate buildings, besides improved arrangements for the quick handling of goods within the sheds. The siding arrangements in the new yard also will allow of quicker despatch of wagons to and from the sheds. In both sheds provision is made for extension in the future to twice the width at present being provided.