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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1 (May 1, 1928)

By Those Who Like Us

page 34

By Those Who Like Us

From the Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Company Ltd., to the Divisional Superintendent, Auckland:—

On completion of the transport of the bulk of cement and the plant and machinery for the Power House we wish to express our appreciation of the prompt and efficient manner in which this traffic has been handled by the officials of your district.

We wish also to commend the Station-master at Putaruru, Mr. Bond, for the skilful way in which he has handled 26,700 tons of cement and 4,300 tons of machinery at this end, and to thank him for the willing and helpful service he has rendered us on many occasions.

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From the Secretary, Otago and Southland Horse Owners' and Breeders' Association, Dunedin, to the District Traffic Manager, Dunedin:—

I have been instructed by my Association to write thanking yourself and the Department for the improvements made in railway facilities, and in the reduction in fares which have recently been gazetted.

My members greatly appreciate the consideration that the Railway Department has always given to our representations from time to time. The reduction given will be of great assistance to those constantly travelling to the various race meetings.

We feel that the revised rates will be an incentive to owners to travel more frefrequently, and the Department will ultimately derive greater benefit thereby.

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From Chas. H. Moore, New Plymouth, to Mr. H. F. Mirams, Stationmaster, New Plymouth:—

I wish to thank you and your staff for the kind consideration and attention received at the New Plymouth station when I arrived there with my wife, who had to be specially conveyed from Hastings owing to illness.

I wish also to add that similar consideration was shown throughout the journey.

From the Secretary, New Zealand Branch of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John (Wellington District), to the Railway Board:—

I desire on behalf of the Society to thank you for the many courtesies which your Department has extended during the year to the ex-soldier patients under treatment at the Red Cross Home, Hobson Street, particularly on the occasions of the holding of the meetings of the W.R.C. at Trentham.

The journey to and from Trentham has been made pleasant for the men by the thoughtful kindnesses bestowed upon the party by the Stationmasters and staff at Lambton and Trentham.

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From Turnbull and Jones, Ltd. (Wellington Branch) to Mr. E. J. Lezard, Goods Agent, Wellington:—

Owing to the very satisfactory manner in which we are assisted from time to time in despatching shipments of ranges to Palmerston North Borough Council and other places when our monthly shipments arrive, we desire to place on record our thanks and appreciation of the services that you and your Department have given us.

When our first handling of ranges was being experienced we found that many breakages occurred, and although it is very difficult to always accurately determine where breakages occur, it is very gratifying to report that of late these breakages are “conspicuous by their absence.”

There is no doubt that this has been brought about because of the extra careful handling that is given to our ranges by your Department.

The allocating of trucks and other details is always to our entire satisfaction, and we have also to record that the time occupied in transit after loading, and the time before they arrive at their destination, has been got down to a minimum.