The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 7 (February 1, 1932.)
By Those Who Like Us — Railway Arrangements Appreciated
By Those Who Like Us
Railway Arrangements Appreciated.
Appreciation of the services rendered by the Railways Department in connection with the Otago A. and P. Society's recent Summer Show is expressed in the following resolution passed at a meeting of the Executive and printed in the “Otago Daily Times”:—
That this meeting places on record its high appreciation of the satisfactory arrangements made by the Railways Department for the conveyance of stock to and from the Show. The prompt despatch was much appreciated by exhibitors, many of whom expressed themselves as being well satisfied with the arrangements made. The Secretary was instructed to send a copy of the resolution to the Railways District Traffic Manager, with a request that he should convey the Society's appreciation to the officers (especially Mr. C. E. Barnes, Goods Agent) and the men who were responsible for the carrying out of the arrangements made.
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From the Secretary, Timaru Harbour Board, Timaru, to the Stationmaster, Timaru:—
At a meeting of my Board yesterday, I was instructed to write to you, conveying the best thanks of the Board to those of your Department who so readily gave willing and timely assistance when the R.M.S. “Corinthic” parted her ropes recently.
Had it not been for the prompt action of Mr. Wilson in placing an engine and staff at our disposal, the consequences may have been of a very serious nature.
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From the Secretary, Dannevirke Publishing Co. Ltd., Dannevirke, to the Railway Shipping Officer, Wellington:—
We have to thank you for the expeditious manner in which attention was given to our shipment ex s.s. “Waiotapu.” We are pleased to state that the handling costs in spite of heavier rail freight from Wellington, were more favourable to us than had we worked Napier, and under the circumstances we look forward to your Department's co-operation for future shipments.
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From Messrs. Wright Stephenson & Co. Ltd., Wellington, to the District Traffic Manager, Wellington:—
We recently acted on behalf of the Royal Agricultural Society in making arrangements for the transport of the North Island exhibits of stock to and from the Royal Show held at Chrislchurch and we wish to express our appreciation of the courtesy and assistance offered us by those officers of the Railway Department with whom we had dealings in this connection.page break page break page break
Some Recent Train Scenes in the North Island of New Zealand
(1) Ohakune Junction, on the North Island Main Trunk Line; (2) Waiouru the highest station (2,660 feet), on the Northland Main Trunk Line, shewing Mt. Ruapehu (9, 175ft.) in the background; (3) the “Daylight Limited” Express passing through Turangarere; (4) scene at Palmerston North station; (5) Phar Lap, the famous New Zealand racehorse, at Lambton [unclear: Son] Wellington, before departure for America; (6) Napier-Wellington Express at Dannevirke station; (7) Napier-Wellington Express passing Pukerua Bay; (8) Auckland-Wellington Express [unclear: ing] the Paekakariki Hill; (9) goods train near Paekakariki.
(Railway Publicity photos)