The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 12 (April 1, 1930)
By Those Who Like Us
By Those Who Like Us
From Mr. E. R. Hodge, Education Office, Wanganui, to the General Manager of Railways, Wellington:—
I desire to express to you the Board's appreciation of the assistance and excellent service extended to us by your Department, and particularly by the Stationmaster at Ongarue, the Transport Officer at Ohakune, and the Traffic Manager, Wanganui, by the promptitude displayed in the transport of materials necessary to permit of the urgent erection of temporary buildings to house the 500 pupils rendered homeless by the closing, as unsafe, of the Technical College in this city.
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From Mr. H. Tanner, Marine Department, Wellington to the Chief Clerk, Head Office, New Zealand Railways:—
Having just returned to Wellington after accompanying the family of the late Captain Bollons to the Bluff to attend the funeral, I feel I must express to you my personal appreciation of the courteous and sympathetic treatment received from the members of your Department at Lyttelton, Christchurch, Invercargill and the Bluff.
In addition, I must say that the efficiency displayed by the arrangements made could not be excelled.
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From Mr. G. W. Waymouth, Branch Manager, Magnus Motors, Hastings, to Mr. J. Sharkay, Stationmaster, Hastings:—
We wish to place on record our appreciation of the helpfulness extended to us by you and your inside and outside staffs at the Hastings goods shed in connection with the locating and delivering at the unloading platform, at a late hour, the three cars consigned to us from Wellington. The delivery of the cars was vital to the completeness of our exhibit at the show.
I can assure you that this action on the part of the members of your staff was greatly appreciated, not only by the writer, but also by those with me who had to prepare the cars for exhibition.
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From Mr. John Reid, Principal, South Otago High School, Balctutha, to the District Traffic Manager, Dunedin:—
I wish to convey my thanks to your Department for the excellent arrangements made for our High School excursion to Dunedin.
The courteous consideration at Balclutha, at Dunedin, and by the Milton Station-master in arranging travel for our Lovells Flat pupils by a slow train, and also the consideration of the Guard—these all made our trip one of pleasure.
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From Mr. O. M. Jones, Assistant Manager, W. H. Simms and Sons, Ltd., Christchurch, to the District Traffic Manager, Christchurch:—
Regarding the cases of collars just landed by us, ex s.s. “Ruapehu,” we wish to compliment the Department upon the speedy way in which these goods were dealt with, from the time they came out of the ship until delivered into our stores today.
We required these goods urgently, and the service rendered is such as is much appreciated by us.
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From Mr. G. Millen, Wellington, to the District Traffic Manager, Wellington:—
I write this letter on behalf of my wife, brother-in-law, and myself, to express our appreciation and enjoyment of last weekend's excursion to Napier. The obliging and courteous manner of your Guard, and the careful way in which the Driver handled his train also afforded us much pleasure.
To my mind these week-end excursions throughout the summer months are ideal, and afford folk the opportunity of receiving an enjoyable change from their usual daily routine of business.page 39
The Railways At Play.
Scenes at a recent railway picnic, Maidstone Park, Upper Hutt, Wellington.
(1) Mr. H. Buxton (ex-Chief Traffic Manager, New Zeland Railways), Mr. H. J. Wynne (ex-Signal and Electrical Engineer), Colonel T. W. McDonald and Mr. G. W. Wyles (Signal and Electrical Engineer); (2) on the swings; (3) dancing to the music supplied by the orchestra; (4) the single ladies’ race; (5) the Head Office Team (F. A. Goodall, C. O. Genet, G. A. Glover, I. K. Fleming) which was first equal with the Advertising Branch team for the Relay Race Cup; (6) lunching under the trees; (7 and 8) snapshots on the ground.