The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1 (April 21, 1927)
Mr. F. J. Jones, Chairman of the Railway Board, was invested by His Royal Highness the Duke of York, at Dunedin on 18th March, as a Member of the Victorian Order.
Mr. Jones wishes it to be understood that he regards this, not as a personal honour, but as one conferred on the whole Railway service of the Dominion of which he, in his capacity as Board Chairman, is the personal representative.
Amongst other members of the Service, accompanying the Royal train, who were presented to Their Royal Highnesses were:—
Messrs. F. C. Widdop. Chief Engineer: G. S. Lynde, Chief Mechanical Engineer; R. S. Kent, Divisional Superintendent, South Island; E. Casey, Acting Divisional Superintendent, North Island; J. F. Mackley and L. W. Robertson (Locomotive Engineers); E. Lindsay, Controller, Refreshment Branch; H. A. Fansclow, Assistant Controller; W. H. Wainwright and J. Hendra (chefs); A. H. W. Evenden and P. H. Stevenson (Supervisors); E. G. Horsman (Rooms Manager); J. W. Lyon (Storeman); R. F. Strong (Head Waiter, Royal car); J. S. Hooper, J. W. Coughlan and M. E. Connolly (Waiters); L. Neilson and F. Dick (Cooks); J. H. Colthurst, F. Hazlett and A. H. Reeves (Luggage Staff).
Each of the above was also presented by His Royal Highness with a personal souvenir of the visit.
Promotion comes to him who sticks
Unto his work and never kicks,
Who watches neither clock nor sun
To tell him when his task is done;
Who toils not by a stated chart,
Defining to a dot his part,
But gladly does a little more
Than he's remunerated for.