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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 11 (June 1, 1930)

What To Do?

What To Do?

The inevitable result had been that the railways, through no fault in the management whatever, but solely due to the altered conditions, could not square the ledger by the means that were previously adopted. What then was the position that had to be faced? The people had either to face that difference between the revenue and expenditure account and say they could afford to pay that as a community for the benefits the country was receiving from the railways, and pay it, or else they could not afford to pay it or they were not going to pay it. Very frequently the latter course had been adopted inferentially by the people concerned complaining about the financial position of the railways, saying that they were not going to pay and something had to be done.