The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 7 (December 1, 1932)
Mr. G. A. Parsons, who is well-known to railwaymen all over New Zealand through the years he spent as an Audit Inspector on the system, in writing from England to a New Zealand friend recently, had some interesting comments to make regarding the trains in the principal countries of Europe. His train run from Cologne up the Rhine to Weisbaden took 12 ½ hours, but the 400 miles from Weisbaden through Somme to Berlin was covered in 10 3/4 hours—somewhat faster than our “Limited,” but, of course, through much easier country. The high speeds of the principal trains in Great Britain were remarked on, but, in Mr. Parsons' opinion, “the through express trains in New Zealand can compare very well with English trains.”’page 57
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Our Children's Gallery.—(1) Tommy and Colin Gall; (2) Teresa and David Garty; (3) Kathleen and Molly Powell (Arthur's Pass, South Island); (4) Avis Cushen; (5) Joyce, Monica, Willie and Noel Hawkins; (6) Betty McCallum; (7) Lorna and Fred Ericson and Brian McKeown; (8) June and Shirley Parris; (9) Ron, Jean and Leslie Harris (Springfield); (10) Malcolm Wylde (Wellington); (11) Helen and Majorie Watson—twins (Waitotara); (12) Daisy, Doris and Wally Murdock (Henderson).