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

By Those Who Like Us

page 55

By Those Who Like Us

From J. Mill and Co., D. C. Turnbull and Co., Shaw, Savill and A. Co., Union S.S. Co., and N.Z. Shipping Co., Timaru, to the Station-master, Timaru:—

As business firms directly interested with the shipping of the port, we would like to record our appreciation of the way in which your Department carried out its duties during the last week in spite of the acute congestion of shipping, which easily constituted a record for the port of Timaru.

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From Abraham and Williams, Ltd., Taumarunui, to the Railway Board:—

We wish to place on record our appreciation of the efficient manner in which the transport staff of the Railway Department at Taumarunui handled the despatch of sheep ex the Ewe Fair here on 8th February.

In particular, we wish to mention Mr. Cording, from whom we have at all times received prompt and courteous attention to our requirements—especially in connection with our Ewe Fair.

Of the yarding on the day of the Fair about 7,000 sheep were forwarded by rail (in 122 trucks) and all had been despatched by the night following the sale.

Considering the rather inconvenient facilities existing here for trucking, we consider this is a very efficient piece of work on the part of your officers.

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From H. L. Tapley and Company, Ltd., shipping agents, Dunedin, to the Goods Agent, Dunedin:—

Now that the big rush of handling the wool shipments under our control is over, we desire to thank you for the manner in which you assisted us in the difficult task of arranging for 15,000 bales of wool to reach Port Chalmers ready for loading into vessels which we desired to load at Port Chalmers three or four days prior to “Prompt Day.” The assistance rendered by your Department in this respect is very much appreciated.

From the Secretary and Treasurer, Springlands School Committee, to the Stationmaster, Blenheim:—

I am directed by my committee to convey to you their sincere thanks and appreciation for the trouble you went to in connection with our annual picnic to Picton.

Had it not been for the extra facilities arranged for by you the picnic could not have been the success it was.

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From Latta Bros., sawmillers, Tahakopa, to the District Traffic Manager, Invercargill:—

We desire to express our best thanks to Mr. White, Assistant Traffic Manager, Dunedin, for the assistance he recently gave us in connection with a two-ton rope which was urgently required at our mill. To allow us time to get it trucked he volunteered to delay the “Goods Special” and took the necessary steps to ensure the rope's reaching us the same day.

We would like also to take this opportunity of thanking Guard Kilpatrick for the many favours he has shown us, and to say we regard the Railway Department as our friends.

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From Levin and Co., Ltd., Masterton, to the Stationmaster, Masterton:—

Now that the wool-selling season has closed, we take the opportunity of expressing our appreciation of your co-operation in the handling of wool from this station and of the courtesy at all times extended to us by yourself and members of your staff.

We fully recognise the difficulties under which you are sometimes placed on account of the perishable traffic which must be dealt with at this time of the year, but we have always found that any reasonable request has been attended to with promptitude and despatch.

We have never had a more satisfactory season in the matter of attention and transport, and we once again desire to thank you.