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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 4 (July 1, 1935.)

“Very Handsome Project.” — R.P.M. And The New Railway Station

“Very Handsome Project.”
R.P.M. And The New Railway Station.

A fine tribute to the skill of the designing officers of the New Zealand Railways has been paid by the H. H. Robertson Company in connection with the platform plans of the new Wellington Railway Station recently submitted to them. Robertson's Protected Metal forms a vital portion of the platform shelters. R.P.M. has been used in overseas countries for more than thirty years and in New Zealand for the past twelve or fourteen years.

Referring to the platform plans the Robertson Company states:—

“This is a very handsome project and incidentally we might say that we like the New Zealand Government Railway Engineer's design for these shelters very much.

“We have supplied R.P.M. sheeting for dozens and dozens of platform shelters in many countries; we are currently doing some for railways in India and will shortly be executing a very large order (about twice the size of this Wellington Station) in Holland, and we have quite a collection of drawings of platform shelter designs. We have seen none that we like better than the Wellington Station.”

The H. H. Robertson Company have been supplying R.P.M. for similar projects for a great number of years and are therefore with this experience in a position to comment.

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A Scene On The World-Famed Milford Track, South Island, New Zealand.

A Scene On The World-Famed Milford Track, South Island, New Zealand.

(Rly. Publicity photo)
To praise “The finest walk in the World” (from Te Anau to Milford Sound via the Clinton Valley, McKinnon Pass, and Arthur River) is to paint the lily. Mountain and forest scenery, trans and lakes, cliff's and canyons—all these and many other beauties charm the traveller. From the native bush, with its bush birds, the track ascends to 3,400 feet, and at the “drop scene “near the Pass there is a sheer fall of 1,800 feet to the Arthur Valley.

And what did you see?
Tall trees that ever upward reach;
Silver on the birch bole; purple on the beech…”