The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 8 (February 1, 1933)
Franz Josef Glacier — Beauty of the Railway Trip Through the Mountains
Franz Josef Glacier
Beauty of the Railway Trip Through the Mountains.
A high opinion of the wonderful combination of beauty seen on a trip to the Franz Josef Glacier is held by Dr. Allon Peebles, of Columbia University, Washington, who returned to Christchurch recently from a visit to the glacier. He stated that from the scenic point of view the attractions at the glacier were certainly equal to anything he had seen anywhere, and his travels have taken him all over Europe, the United States and Canada.
Not the least attractive side of the journey to the Franz Josef, he stated, was the railway trip through the mountains leading to the Otira tunnel. He considered the mountain scenery compared most favourably with that of the Canadian Rockies and the Swiss Alps; it was certainly superior to any mountain scenery to be seen in the United States. On the way to the Wahio was the outstanding impression of the whole trip, with the rare combination of beauty conveyed by the proximity of the bush and the glacier.—From the Auckland Herald.page 45
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