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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 3 (June 1, 1936)

Popularity of the Camping Coach

Popularity of the Camping Coach.

The camping coach holiday arrangement introduced by the Home railways three years ago, proved so popular that this season the group lines have placed at public disposal an additional 108 camping coaches, bringing the total number of these vehicles in use up to 323. Many extra sites have been selected for the coaches, these including the most attractive coastal and inland localities from Cornwall to the Highlands, and also Northern Ireland.

Bookable in advance, the camping coaches may be rented, with accommodation for six or more persons, at charges varying from #2/10/- to #5 per week. Their equipment includes everything a modern camper on holiday is likely to require. Bedclothes, chairs, crockery, cutlery, kitchen utensils, linen, mirrors, oil lamps, and in some cases even a wireless aerial, are supplied. Fresh stocks of bed and table linen are provided through the railway laundries each week. A condition of tenancy is that return railway tickets for the holiday journey are purchased by the temporary tenants, who are also in many instances able to send their luggage in advance to the coaches, which are under the charge of local station-masters.

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