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RAILWAY ENGINES.

TO THU EDITOR. -

fci r , —ln your issuo of 20th inst. a letter appeared signed “ T. Me." referring to the fact that a previous letter written by me on the above subject “suggested no remedy for the folly I complained of.” Your correspondent also asks: What remedy will our politicians and Labor leaders apply to this evil? Now, I want to tell your correspondent that my reason for not suggesting a remedy for the folly I complained of was that at tho time of writing that letter. I was of the opinion that every adult in New Zealand was already aware of tho causo of largo sums of money being sent out of tho Dominion which would materially add to tho general welfare and prosperity of our own country and' people if spent here. However, I will now suggest a reason: Colonel Charles Evans, C.M.G., Commissioner of Railways, Queensland, when interviewed by an ‘ Auckland Herald ’ reporter the other day, made tho following statement: “The rolling stock for tho Queensland railways is all built in Queensland. Last year 30 locomotive engines were const meted—lo at the Ipswich shops and 20 by outside firms. There were also built in the Ipswich shops 56 carriages and 561 waggons. Outside firms built 268 waggons.” You see they elect Labor men to Parliament over there. Moral: Elect Labor men here, who will keep the money in the country.—l am, etc., ML M Alles.

November 23. [Correspondence' closed.—Ed. E.S.]

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RAILWAY ENGINES., Evening Star, Issue 15658, 24 November 1914

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RAILWAY ENGINES. Evening Star, Issue 15658, 24 November 1914

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