The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (October 2, 1933)
From the Hon. Secretary, Thistle Association Football Club, Christchurch, to the District Traffic Manager, Christchurch:-
The Management Committee of the Thistle Football Club wish to express their appreciation and thanks to your Department for the excellent arrangements made for their team travelling to Greymouth by goods train, on Friday evening, 28th July. A steam-heated carriage placed next to the engine made the travelling very comfortable, and was greatly appreciated by the players. Upon the return of the team on the following Sunday morning, a number of our members (including several ladies) were at Christchurch Station to meet the train. They arrived at the station a considerable time before the train was due, and thus had a long time to wait on a midwinter's morning. However, the Shunter in charge kindly put the shunters’ room at their disposal, where they could wait in comfort. His kind thought was much appreciated.