The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (October 2, 1933)
Writing to Mr. G. H. Mackley, General Manager of Railways, Mr. Henry Ashworth, Wellington, expresses appreciation of the up-to-date carriages supplied by the Department on a recent Wellington-Napier excursion train, and of the arrangements made for the comfort and convenience of passengers on the journey. Mr. Ashworth writes as follows: —
I beg to compliment your Department upon the excellent arrangements and comfort provided for your second-class passengers in connection with the recent excursion to Napier. The carriage I occupied during the trip, was quite up-to-date, and a new type to myself, being gloriously lighted. Though seventy-six years of age I read a novel, of very small print, quite through, during the journey.
I reiterate, I found in that compartment 100 per cent. of seating comfort, heat, light, attention, and luggage accommodation.page 48