The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 6 (October 1, 1930)
By Those Who Like Us
By Those Who Like Us
From the secretary, North Otago Agricultural and Pastoral Association, Oam-aru, to the Stationmaster, Oamaru:—
I have been requested by local exhibitors to express their thanks and appreciation of the way in which the loading of stock was carried out at our recent show. One exhibitor expressed the opinion that in all his long experience in connection with A. and P. Shows he had never known stock to be as expeditiously handled and with less trouble to exhibitors as at the recent show.
I also wish to express the thanks of my Committee to your Department for the smooth running of the railway arrangements.
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From the Secretary, United Friendly Societies’ Picnic Committee, Oamaru, to the Stationmaster, Oamaru:—
I have been instructed by the Committee of the United Friendly Societies of Oamaru to write and thank you for the prompt attention to the arrangements in connection with the excursion to Timaru. The courtesy shewn, and the ample accommodation provided, were a boon to the many travellers, who were mostly women and children. A word of praise must also be given to the guards, who carried out their arduous duties to the great satisfaction of all concerned.
We will have no hesitation in returning to the Department for another outing when necessary. If the Railway Department run on these lines, I am sure their success will increase.
The following appreciative reference to the comfortable accommodation provided in the Department's tourist car in the North Island, was given in a letter sent by Mrs. E. Mappin to the Station-master, Auckland:—
I should like to thank you for all the arrangements made for our travelling to Auckland by the “special” car recently. I have travelled abroad a great deal, and I am sure that we could not have taken a similar journey in greater comfort in any part of the world.
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From Mr. C. A. Stewart, The New Zealand Farmers’ Co-operative Distributing Co., Ltd., to the District Traffic Manager. Ohakune:—
We wish to place on record our keen appreciation of the manner in which the Department handled 6,000 sheep from Taihape to Tirau and other places recently. Considering the large consignment, and the splendid condition in which they landed at their destination, it reflects good organisation on the part of the Railway officials who were responsible. We wish specially to mention the able assistance of your S.M. at Taihape, and Mr. Bowie, also of the Taihape staff.
We who handle large lots of live stock are sometimes only too ready to grumble at delays, etc., in the service, and it affords us much pleasure in complimenting the Department when such splendid efficiency is shewn.