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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 5 (September 1, 1929)

The Auckland-Rotorua Express. — Two New Trains Under Construction

The Auckland-Rotorua Express.
Two New Trains Under Construction.

Two new, complete trains have now started building in the Railway Workshops at Otahuhu.

In these are incorporated the very latest practice in railway carriage construction, many of the old features of New Zealand carriages having completely disappeared. The windows are of plate glass and are of the balance type, opening from the top to the bottom, and are frameless. One of the many important details which have been included is the fitting of vestibules to all cars, thus securing, by an enclosed space, a more complete connection between the carriages, and doing away with the old type open platform at the ends of cars.