The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (October 2, 1933)
|Among the Books||58–59|
|A Railway Point||31|
|Editorial—The Stirrings of Spring||3|
|Famous New Zealanders||25–29|
|Famous New Zealand Scenes||6–7|
|Famous New Zealand Trials||32–37|
|General Manager's Message||4|
|How Bluey Got the Milk||21–23|
|New Zealand Literature||9–11|
|New Zealand Verse||38–39|
|Our Children's Gallery||63|
|Our London Letter||17–19|
|Our Women's Section||53–57|
|St. Gothard's Pass||45|
|The Long Bright Land||46–47|
|Topical Tilts and Chatty Charges||12–14|
|The Trail of Adventure||41–44|
|The Wisdom of the Maori||50–51|
|Tourist Wealth Waiting||58|
|Variety in Brief||49|
I hereby certify that the publisher's lists and other records disclose that the circulation of the “New Zealand Railways Magazine” has not been less than 20,000 copies each issue since July, 1930.
Deputy-Controller and Auditor-General.
Answers To Correspondents
J.C.—A good descriptive article. Unfortunately we are already printing one on same subject. Katiti.—Fine, your singer reaches our heart. F.S.—The mental specialist was a natural corollary. What could you expect? W.G.B.—Not keen on horrors; and this story, though well told, rakes over old evil for no purpose.
Note.—Owing to pressure of space, comment on a number of manuscripts is held over.
Popular Football Excursions.
The excursions run by the Railways Department for the recent Ranfurly Shield match in Christchurch, were very well patronised. Invercargill sent three trainloads which aggregated 1,500 passengers by the time the trains reached Christchurch. Westland sent four train-loads, with about 2,000 passengers. The low fares provided by the Railways helped to popularise these outings. On this point the Dunedin “Evening Star” states that one of the arguments arising on the excursion of footballers from Invercargill to Christchurch was as to the exact distance that the Railway Department was carrying for 25/-. The total distance passengers were carried for this sum was 738 miles, the rate being less than ½d. per mile.page break
“Mountains of ice, like sapphire, piled on high.“-Shelley.
(Rly. Publicity photo.)
Among the Mt. Cook group, Southern Alps. Skiers take their pleasure on the glorious run from the Ball Pass. The Tasman Chalet occupies the middle distance. “In my opinion,” writes Thomas Mitchell, Esq., Victoria, “the downhill ski route in the vicinity of the Ball Hut at Mt. Cook, is the finest I have seen in the world!”