The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1 (April 2, 1934.)
For some months past the Railways have been trying out a new form of matting in several of the Main Trunk Express cars. These mats are a New Zealand product of a link design, and any dirt is caught in the interstices of the mat, making it almost impossible for it to be tramped or blown through the carriages.
The matting is soft and silent to walk upon, and in those cars where it has been tried it has been favourably commented upon by people walking through the carriages.
The Victorian Railways have used these mats for a number of years, with complete satisfaction, and it will be interesting to hear the further comments of New Zealand railwaymen and railway passengers on the greater cleanliness of travelling which it is considered this matting now makes possible.*page break
“The natural destiny of New Zealand is to become one of the chief playgrounds of the world.”—Sir William Barrett.
(Rly. Publicity photos.)
Some notable New Zealand scenes.—(1) The Hermitage, Mt. Cook; (2) the Otira Gorge; (3) Wairua Falls; (4) the Fox Glacier (shewing Mt. Cook reflected in Lake Matheson); (5) Lake Rotoroa (Nelson district); (6) the Sanatorium gardens at Rotorua; (7) the Franz Josef Glacier; (8) Milford Sound; (9) the Chateau, Tongariro National Park; (10) Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu.