Cabinet 18: Rail in New Zealand
New Zealand Railways, Digest of Data. Wellington: New Zealand Railways, 1950.
Webber also managed to collect organisational charts of various rail systems throughout the world. In 1950, the family tree of the New Zealand Government Railways looked like this, with some 26,470 staff costing over £13.4 million in salaries and wages. From the publicity and advertising branch to stores, railways offered a myriad of positions: bookstall staff, sleeping car attendants, bridge inspectors, storemen, artists and sign-writers, audit inspectors, gangers, shunters, and so on. With a much reduced staff today, Ontrack and KiwiRail operate 106 stations, two workshops (Hutt, Wellington, and Hillside, Dunedin), 4,128 kilometres of line, and 276 different locomotives (DC, DFC, etc) used for purposes such as shunting or hauling freight.