The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 8 (February 1, 1931)
By Those Who Like Us
By Those Who Like Us
From the Secretary, Waikato Carbonisation Company Ltd., to the General Manager of Railways, Wellington.
The greater portion of our plant arrived in Auckland recently per S.S. “Ruahine”.
The despatch of the shipment to Rotowaro required the use of 98 railway wagons, the total consignment consisting of 3,694 packages weighing approximately 1,065 tons.
At a meeting of my Directors I was instructed to write, expressing their appreciation for the excellent service rendered by your staff, with regard to the despatch of the material and in their attention and co-operation with our shipping agents. The fact that the wharf charges were kept to the absolute minimum reflects great credit on your wagon supply department under Mr. Hoddinott and your Wharf Foreman, for the manner in which the supply of empties was maintained, and the despatch of the loaded trucks. We were able to load into trucks direct from the ship's slings, an undertaking requiring considerable attention from your Department, in a shipment of this magnitude.
your District Engineer's Department also gave us every assistance in the matter of over-gauge and heavy lifts, your Engineers being always in readiness to make the necessary surveys.
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From the Hon. Secretary, Wellington Cricket Association, Wellington, to the General Manager of Railways, Wellington:—
My Committee has instructed me to express to you its appreciation of the efficient manner in which the business connected with the transhipment of the West Indies Cricket Team from the S.S. “Tamaroa” to the “Limited Express” was carried out.
Both your Mr. Craig and Mr. W. Doig rendered us the greatest assistance in connection with booking and with the safe transfer of luggage. Their never failing courtesy and their readiness to render assistance helped considerably to eliminate the difficulties that generally present themselves on such occasions.
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From the Secretary, Otago and Southland Horse Owners' and Breeders' Association, Dunedin, to the General Manager of Railways, Wellington:—
At a meeting of the above Association I was instructed to write thanking you for the splendid arrangements made in discharging the horses from the special train, which arrived from Christchurch, with horses for the recent Forbury Trotting Meeting
The whole train was discharged in four minutes, which speaks well for the efficiency of your staff. I can assure you that those in charge of the horses appreciated the expediency of discharge.
We have to state that we find a great deal of improvement in the transport of horses on the Railways and always find the officers in charge of the various centres willing to hear any complaints and assist us in every way possible.page 40
“Isle of contentment, isle of calm serene
Bathed in the sunshine of the southern sky,
Rude Boreas softens here his rages keen
And breathes to Zephyr what is but a sigh.”
(Rly. Publicity photo.)
The Home of the Big Game Fish in the Bay of Islands, North Auckland, New Zealand. Two views of beautiful Otehei Bay (Urupukapuka Island), where anglers from all parts of the world are now gathering for deep sea game fishing. (Inset: Colonel Burton Mabin, the hospitable host on the island.)