Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

THE MIDLAND RAILWAY.

CHRISTCHURCH, September 11

Mr Wilson, chief engineer of the Midland Railway Company, in an interview to-day stated that he is going to let contracts at once up to Reefton and towards Lake Brunner, and those for the worlf at the Springfield end as soon as he can get tenders out. As to the line at Belgrove, he will call for tenders as soon as he can get the survey plans completed. Regarding the land on the West Coast, he is going to ofh;r every possible facility for settlement upon it of course at a fair price. "Every inducement will be giren bona fide settlers, for we must bear in mind that settlement is what we want. It is our interest to push on the work as quickly as possible. That is what I am going to do ; going to give work as far as possible to colonial men, hoping that we shall get the reflected benefit. That is the sum and substance of the policy of the company." With regard to the work at the Springfield end, he is now discussing the details with Mr Napier Bell. It will take a little time to get things straightened, " but," he said, " it is only a question of a week or ten days before we can get advertisements out. There is a delay on account of having to deal with matters that are more immediately pressing, but as far as I am concerned the delay even of a. day is a matter of regret, as I am most anxious to get everything out and done, I am here with the object"of spending the money as quickly as we possibly can."

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD18890912.2.19

Bibliographic details

THE MIDLAND RAILWAY., Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

Word Count
281

THE MIDLAND RAILWAY. Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working