The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 9 (April 1, 1931)
The Farmers And The Railways
The Farmers And The Railways.
“We farmers are to blame to a large extent for the position of the railways,” was the candid admission of Mr. D. B. Higgins, a Matamata farmer, who was a member of the deputation which waited upon the Government recently, at which four Cabinet Ministers were present.
“There was a general feeling,” said Mr. Higgins, “that it was possible for the farmer to have made the railways pay, but they had taken the traffic from the railways. Mr. H. H. Sterling, General Manager of Railways, had met them to discuss the matter, and they were going to ask all farmers in their district to put their freight on the rails. If they showed a little consideration and supported the railways, they would soon put some of the American lorries off the roads, and would enable the railways to work at fuller capacity….”page break
Here and There on the Auckland-Rotorua Line, New Zealand
Some interesting snaps obtained during a recent trip on the “Rotorua Limited: (running daily between Auckland and New Zealand's Thermal Wonderland). (1) Mr. T. D. Street, the driver of the “Rotorua Limited”; (2), (3) at Frankton Junction; (4), (13) Mr. T. A. Cox (guard) giving familiar signals to the enginedriver; (5), at Hamilton Station; (6) descending the Mamaku Hill; (7) crossing the Waikato River at Hamilton; (9) at Morrinsville Junction; (10) at Matmata; (11) at Rotorua; (12) at Putaruru.