The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 6 (October 1, 1930)
In Line With Australian Practice
In Line With Australian Practice.
Action on somewhat similar lines to the foregoing has already been adopted in some of the Australian States, and, I have reason to believe, with quite satisfactory results.
I think it is very necessary that the unfairness of the form of exploitation of the railway tariff that is described above should be brought out clearly, and that action to circumvent subterfuges that may be resorted to to enable such exploitation to be carried on is essential.
The question of further steps to be taken effectively to deal with the situation is now under consideration.
The Chief Transport Agency.
The railroad is still the centre about which all transportation must revolve. The airplane and the motor truck are important; none can reasonably deny this. Yet they are all merely complementary factors in a gigantic system which has its main dependence in efficient rail service.
—Mcadville Tribune Republican, U.S.A.page break
New Zealand Railwayman and Their Interesting Daily Activities
Snaps taken around the railway yards at Wellington, shewing various phases of the work perfored by members of our staff in preparation for train running, (1) taking water; (2) (4) oiling and examining a locomotive; (3) Thorndon locomotive depot; (5) tightening up smokebox do++ (6) coaling operations; (7) train examiner gives signal to release brakes; (8) (14) coupling up; (9) repairing the track; (10) travelling crane in operation at Lambton station; (11) cleaning carriages; (12) shunting operations; (13) oiling wagons; (15) giving the “right away” signal
(Railway Publicity photos.)