The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 10 (January 1, 1935)
Railway Progress in New Zealand — General Manager's Message — Our Royal Visitor.
Railway Progress in New Zealand
General Manager's Message
Our Royal Visitor.
Monday, the 17th December, was an historic day in the history of the New Zealand Railways, when His Royal Highness, the Duke of Gloucester, laid the Foundation Stone of the New Wellington Station.
With our Royal visitor in particularly happy vein, and the weather all that could be desired, the conditions for the ceremony were ideal, and the function was in every way an outstanding success. At this, the most important railway event associated with the Royal visit, the Department was also honoured by the presence of a distinguished and thoroughly representative assemblage of the leaders in our national life, and by the very large attendance of the general public.
The Royal train, with its illustrious party aboard, has now commenced its journeys through the Dominion. The preparation of the train has called for a great deal of careful planning and efficient craftsmanship, and I desire to acknowledge the good work done by all concerned in that connection. The Railwaymen of New Zealand have now the opportunity of carrying through with equal efficiency and despatch the arrangements for the successful running of the Royal train. I feel sure that the Railway organisation, including every member concerned, will prove equal to the occasion, and assist to maintain the very happy relations already established between our Royal visitor and the New Zealand Railways.
Acting General Manager.page 9
Buller to Greymouth, West Coast, South Island: Told by the Camera.
A scene on the coastal route, between Buller and Greymouth, South Island, New Zealand
Nikau palms on the West Coast Road, between Greymouth and Westport, South Island, New Zealand.
Only in recent times has the coast road between Westport and Greymouth been rediscovered and made available to traffic. For many years traffic knew only the Inangahua route, which is an inland crossing between the Buller and the Grey Valleys. The coastal route now offers, by way of contrast, rich seascapes. It has historic interest, too, having had a goldmining past, and perhaps a future. Places of interest along the coast are Charleston and Barrytown—fifteen miles from Runanga (site of State coal mines).