The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 7 (November 1, 1927)
Promotions Recorded During October
Promotions Recorded During October.
Shunters to Clerks:
Seymour, W., to Grade 7, Inglewood.
Porters to Shunters:
Aldertion, W. S. E., to Wellington Goods.
Blackett, R. C., to Christchurch Goods.
Martinsen, L. L., to Otahuhu.
Labourers to Skilled Labourers:
Bradley, F. S., to Whangarei.
Fogarty, W., to Newmarket.
Turkington, R. J., to Petone.
Lifter to Train Examiner, Grade 1:
Kaye, G. F., to Taumarunui.
Plumber to Leading Plumber:
Bray, S. W., to Rangataua.
Surfaceman to Ganger, Grade 2:
Fitzgerald, W., to Whangamomona.
Suggestions and Inventions. Commendations.
Bancroft, H. A., Casual Fitter, East Town.—Suggested centre clip for use when tramelling axleboxes.
Culling, H. J., Cadet, Dunedin.—Suggested special envelope for mis. 7 dockets.
Huntly, H. A., Assistant Relieving Officer, Auckland.—Suggestion in connection with G. 43 and G. 44 account forms.
List, J. H., Ironmoulder, Hillside.—Suggestion that the class of engine and a number be carved on all patterns.
Mauchlin, W. A., Carpenter, Petone.—Suggestion re running off of rain water from roofs of cars.
McInnes, W., Engineer, Queenstown.—Suggested loading chute for T. S. S. Earnslaw.
McIver, H. P., Stationmaster, Laurence.—Suggestion re P. 6 returns.
Recs, H. A., Clerk, Whangarei.—Suggestion re sleeping berth orders.
Thompson, H. H., Clerk of Works, Wellington.—Suggested container for forwarding paint in bulk.
Tinnelly, C. F., Porter, Christchurch.—Suggestion re equipment of guards' vans.
Twohill, J. G., Locomotive Foreman, Cross Creek.—Suggested parcel delivery system in the Wairarapa district.
Withers, C. H., Stationmaster, Waikari.—Suggestion re use of P. 26 books.
Bright, B., Term Casual Fitter, East Town.—Awarded bonus of £2 for suggestion re Westinghouse Brake pump and brake valve rings.
Everett, H. F., Tinsmith, Addington.—Awarded bonus of £2 for suggested hand signal lamps for crossing keepers.
Thomas, K. J., Cadet, Refreshment Branch.—Awarded bonus of £10 for suggested special holiday round trips.
White, C. A., Casual Leading Line Erector, Aramoho.—Awarded bonus of £2 for suggested screw driver.
The Why and Wherefore.
What's the greatest puzzle in the world? A railway ticket. It has always to be given up.
Why should a successful punter be an agreeable fellow? Because he has such winning ways.
Why is a blunt axe like coffee? Because it has to be ground before it can be used.
What is it that doesn't object to being boiled? An egg: it soon gets hardened to it.
Why is the letter J a lucky and a happy fellow? Because he has to be let into every joke.
What musical instrument is like an honest man? An upright piano.
Why is your dear old grandfather like good feed for cows? Because he's a good bit past 'ur age.
The Administration invites ideas likely to effect economies or improvements in any phase of Railway operations.
To the keen, observant employee, methods for improving the service sometimes suggest themselves in the course of the day's work.
Your suggestion or invention may be valuable both to yourself and to the Department. Do not hesitate to send it along to the Secretary, Suggestions and Inventions Committee, Head Office, Railway Department, Wellington.
Note—Although the suggestions and inventions listed have not all been adopted, the enterprise of the members concerned is greatly appreciated.