The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 1 (May 1, 1930)
Each first-class car has been fitted with a coupé to accommodate six passengers. Special attention has been given to the seating, which will be considerably more comfortable than the existing type. Being reversible, these seats have three positions, namely, day, semi-lounge, and total recline. They have all been so arranged in the car as to give, from the seat, a clear view through the related window. All the cars have been fitted with atmospheric steam heaters, and generous facilities for electric light and fans. The whole of the water—160 gallons—is carried below the underframe, and is raised by air pressure.