The turning of the first sod for the building of the Waiuku Railway was held at Fernleigh just opposite the present Waiuku Butter Factory. This was a great day for Glenbrook as the official party including the late W.F. Massey, Prime Minister at that time, acceded to a request to tour through Glenbrook. We had a large banner “Welcome to Glenbrook” hung across the road at the top of the red hill. Nikau palms were planted at roadside and we had quite a do. Large workers’ camps were established at Glenbrook and Fernleigh and the picks and shovels and wheelbarrows got to work.