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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 1, 1928)

The Goods Express Train In The South Island

The Goods Express Train In The South Island.

In its issue of 12th April the “Otago Daily Times” prints the following appreciative letter from a correspondent in reference to the despatch of furniture by the goods express in the South Island:—

Sir,—I wish to congratulate, or add a word of praise to the Railways Department upon running a goods express train from Invercargill to Christchurch. Being in the south last week, I had occasion to pack a quantity of furniture for transit to Temuka (177 miles). It was placed in the goods shed on Saturday at 3.30 p.m. and on my arrival at Temuka on Monday I was more than pleased to find the packages had arrived before me. A smart bit of business on the railways’ part! Formerly, it would have taken four or five days, or even longer. This express goods train should be well patronised by business people and others.—I am, etc.,

J. Brenner.

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