TO THE EDITOR.
Sir, —Allow me space m your valuable paper to reply to "Viator," as to the inconvenience caused by traction engines using the Traffic Bridge. The owner of a traction engine pays £500 or £600 for his property, and his services are m request amongst the farmers—much more so, I will venture to say. than " Viator " and his buggy. Where, m the name of goodness, would "Viator" except to meet a traction engine expect upon a roadway or bridge. The engine-owners pay as much to the revenue as " Viator," and they should surely be allowed the freedom of the road. Let "Viator" go to the bridge at say 9 o'clock and remain there till 12 or 1 o'clock before he is allowed to cross over, and if he does not complain, he will be an extraordinary individual. I have seen an engine and ten men kept standing at the bridge for the length of time I have named, m the busiest part of the harvest season. The engine-owners have my hearty sympathy m seeking for redress, and I hope they will get it.—lam, etc., E.T.C., Smoke-box.
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TRACTION ENGINES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890
TRACTION ENGINES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890
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