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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Comparison of Railway Operating Efficiency

1939 1964
Average number of employees 24,342* 24,515*
Man-hours worked (Working Expenses Account) 40,411,309 51,366,916
Passengers carried (rail only) 23,265,768 25,734,513
Goods tonnage carried 7,539,012 11,090,174
Train-milage (revenue) 13,072,615 14,918,270
Gross ton-miles produced (thousands) 2,815,410 4,439,900
Increase in gross ton-miles .. 63.4%
Increase in average number of employees .. 0.7%
Increase in gross ton-miles produced per employee .. 50.7%

*Actual railway operating and maintenance staffs, (excluding Head Office, Accounts, Stores, and Subsidiary Services) were: 1939, 21,757; 1964, 21,399.

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