The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 7 (December 1, 1932)
While difficulties associated with finance are holding up many electrification schemes, in Britain the Southern Railway is pushing ahead with its important main-line electrification between London and the South Coast resort of Brighton. Traffic is exceedingly heavy on this section, and in addition to the enormous suburban business handled, there are operated many through twelve-car Pullman expresses weighing 550 tons and travelling at high speeds for distances of over sixty miles from London. Fifty-two route miles are covered by the London-Brighton electrification, or about 163 miles of single track. Electric trains are now running as far south as Three Bridges, and very shortly the throughout electrification to Brighton will be completed.
The suburban electrification of the Southern covers 276 miles—to be increased to 328 route miles on completion of the London-Brighton section.
Altogether, Britain has about 500 route miles of electric railway. There is the Metropolitan (31 miles); the Metropolitan District (25 miles); the L.M. and S. (110 miles); and the L. and N.E. (32 miles) to name the principal systems at present operating.page 24
“Choose such holiday pleasures that recreate much.”—Fuller.
Scenes at Tongariro National Park, North Island, one of New Zealand's most popular pleasure resorts. (1) The Chateau at sunset; (2), (3) the lounge at the Chateau; (4) Corner of the billiard room; (5) Silica Springs Falls; (6) Mt. Ngauruhoe (7,515 ft.) from the lounge window; (7) Taranaki Falls; (8) Party on the way to Scoria Flat; (9) Transport service; (10) National Park Railway Station; (11) Flashlight photograph of excursionists arriving at National Park Station.