The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 7 (November 1, 1929)
Night Goods Trains
Night Goods Trains.
The reorganised timetable between Christ-church and Greymouth providing for the night running of goods trains was brought into operation on 16th September. The Divisional Superintendent reports that the timetable is proving satisfactory to the majority of our clients. It has speeded up the transit of goods between the East Coast and West Coast. This is particularly noticeable with goods from the West Coast. Goods loaded at West Coast stations on any one day are available for discharge in Christchurch the following day. Special arrangements were made for long distance traffic for South to connect with the 11 p.m. Christchurch-Invercargill through goods train.
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