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A report reaches us from a wellauthenticated source (says the ''Post") that on Monday last tho passengers for Auckland lay the express on the Main Trunk line received a great scare when descending the Spiral. It is asserted that the train travelled down the incline at such a rate that the occupants of the carriages were thrown off their seats. The maximum speed allowed is 26 miles an hour. The express was about two hours late at Raurimu, but it reached Auckland only twenty minutes time. From what we have learned, it would seem to be a matter for official inquiry.

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Auckland Star Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 76, 30 March 1909

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