The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 1, 1928)
Remarkably Cheap Rail Travel
Remarkably Cheap Rail Travel.
According to the “Railway Gazette,” what is believed to be the longest day excursion ever run, carried, on 31st March last, a party of 350 football enthusiasts from Inverness to London—a distance (for the return journey) of 1,136 miles. The excursion was run in connection with the international football match at Wembley, and the fare charged for the return trip was only 30/-. This works out at over three miles for a penny.
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