The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 5 (August 1, 1935)
The Helping Hand
The Helping Hand.
The engine on the express from Rotorua for Auckland had failed, on a recent date, some miles south of Mercer with a broken main driving tyre. Serious delay seemed inevitable. Luckily for the passengers and the Department one of the passengers happened to be an enginedriver (Mr. J. M. Elliot). He left the train immediately, boarded a passing private car for Mercer, informed the staff there of the breakdown, and assisted in preparing the relief engine. Commenting on the matter, the General Manager (Mr. G. H. Mackley) said: “It is actions such as these which do much to minimise our difficulties and which prove the existence of a spirit that cannot be too highly appreciated as a most valuable asset to the Department.”page 25
Winter Sports At The Arthur's Pass National Park.
(Photos., W. G. Weigel.)
The 1935 Winter Sports Season at Arthur's Pass National Park, South Island, New Zealand, opened this year on 26th May, under ideal weather conditions. The Railways Department ran a special excursion train for the occasion, approximately 500 excursionists making the trip to this most popular winter playground. The illustrations show (top) the excursion train en route to Arthur's Pass, and (below) a party of excursionists equipped for the enjoyment of snow sports.