The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 1 (May 1, 1931)
By those who like us
By those who like us
From the Deputy-Chief Commissioner, Girl Guides and the Metropolitan Commissioner, Boy Scouts, Wellington, to the General Manager of Railways, Wellington:—
On behalf of the Joint Scout and Guide Rally Committee we should like to thank you for the very valuable assistance you gave us in arranging our transport in connection with the visit of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell to New Zealand, and the rallies of the Scouts and Guides to meet them.
We were most grateful for the special fares you allowed for Scouts and Guides and their friends coming to the rallies, and also the special trains arranged where necessary.
We should specially like to say how very much we appreciate the splendid help given us by Mr. Hawken, who was in charge of all our business with your head office, his courtesy and consideration for us in every detail did much to lighten our work, and all the arrangements he made worked most smoothly and easily for everyone. We found railway officials everywhere most helpful, and we realise that the smooth working of all train arrangements did much to contribute to the success of our rallies.
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From the secretary, Boy Scouts Association, South Taranaki district, to the District Traffic Manager, Wanganui:—
I write in appreciation of the manner in which your Department operated the train in connection with the Scout Rally in Wellington. Everything went off well and everyone had a most enjoyable run.
I wish particularly to express appreciation of the courteous manner in which the guard of the train on both trips performed his duties. I rather think he much exceeded what could have been expected of him in his endeavour to see that everything was as it should be, and that the wants and comfort of those travelling were catered for. It is officials such as this gentleman who do much to popularise your services.
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From the Scoutmaster, St. Andrew's Troop, Stratford, to the District Traffic Manager, Wanganui:—
I wish to express, on behalf of my committee and myself, our thanks and appreciation for the courtesy and consideration accorded to us by all the railway officials with whom we came in contact on the occasion of the excursion to Wellington for the purpose of meeting the Chief Scout. They one and all appeared to me to be trying to make the trip enjoyable to the Scouts and Guides, and as easy as possible for the officers. I must specially mention the guard of the train—who was on duty both ways—he was the embodiment of cheerful courtesy and helpfulness, and I am sure that if you had set out to pick the best man for such a job from the whole of your staff, you could not have done better.page 32
“Roses with all their sweetex, leaves as yet unfolded”—Byron.
Smiling sons and daughters of New Zealand Railwaymen. (1) Laurie, Mary and Alice Boswell; (2) Graham Brown; (3) Joyce Doglas; (4) Betty Haynes and Majorie Cross; (5) Brenda Bevan; (6) June Elvy; (7) Norman, Dora and Kathleen Gill; (8) Ann Mark; (9) Barry Maxwell; (10) William Henry Dougherty; (11) Violet Dwight; (12) Peter Allwright; (13) Nalda Peterson; (14) Graham Simpson; (15) Herbie Ames; (16) Edith Quinn; (17) Nola Gosden and Shirley Simpson; (18) Laurence Hooper; (19) Billy Elvy; (20) Joan and May Newman; (21) Graeme Allwright; (22) Trevor and Zena Duncan; (23) Ngaire Penfold; (24) Alan and Joan Hignet; (25) Leonora Riley and Patricia Bevan; (26) Ray Southee; (27) Ruby and Norman Ralph; (28) Eric Quinn; (29) Muriel, Joan and Kathleen Ledran; (30) Donald Wiffen; (31) Ula, Moree and Trevor Parsons; (32) Paul and Pat Southee; (33) Aubrey and Hazel Standen. (The above snaps were obtained through the courtesy of member's of the staff in Wellington and environs. It is hoped to reproduce similar features in subsequent issues of the Magazine, and members throughout the service are cordially invited to forward to the Editor, New Zealand Railways Magazine, Wellington, photographs of their children for this purpose.)