The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 1 (May 1, 1930)
Sheathed with Enamel Plates
Sheathed with Enamel Plates.
Each car is sheathed with enamel plates, so that no painting is required, and surfaces can be easily cleaned by a sponge and hose. The colour of both trains is Midland Lake red. For the first time in New Zealand automatic couplers will be used.
At the end of each train is a specially constructed and generously equipped observation car. This has windows 3ft. 6in. in width, and a rounded glass end. It is furnished with lounge chairs.
Many improvements are also being embodied in the second-class cars.
(Rly. Publicity photo.)