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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1 (May 1, 1928)

Promotions Recorded During April

page 45

Promotions Recorded During April

Traffic and Stores Branches.

Millington, S. S., Chief Clerk, Gr. 2, Comptroller of Stores Office, to Officer-in-charge Advertising Branch, Special Gr. 3, Wellington.

Stanley, V. R. J., Assistant Business Agent, Gr. 5, Head Office, to Business Agent, Gr. 4, Head Office.

Shunters to Guards:

McAnelly, J., to Taumarunui.

McCarthy, E., to Dannevirke.

Page, T. E. W., to Otira.

Storeman to Guard:

Burrell, F. L., to Maungaturoto.

Porter to Shunter:

Bower, F., to Greymouth.

Porters and Crossing Keepers to Storemen:

McKenzie, J. K., to I.P.W. Office, Gr. 2, Timaru.

Williams, F. C., to Gr. 2, New Plymouth.

Tablet Porter to Signalman, Gr. 2:

Micklewright, H., to Timaru.

Locomotive Branch.

Fitters to Draughtsmen, Chief Mechanical Engineers's Office, Wellington:

Ashman, J. C.

Corles, L. L.

Vincent, R. E.

Fitter to Leading Fitter:

Mann, F. C., to Newmarket.

Labourer and Acting Iron Machinist to Holder-up:

Streeter, J. R. F., to Addington.

Maintenance Branch.

Gangers, Gr. 1, to Sub-Class 10:

Bassett, W. H., to Frankton Junction.

Fletcher, J., to Dunedin.

Johnson, H., to Invercargill.

Surfaceman to Ganger, Gr. 2:

McLennan, K., to Morrinsville.

Surfaceman to Storeman:

Wilson, G. H. J., to Oamaru.

Automatic Signal Maintainer to Electrician:

Creedon, C. P., to Auckland.

Line Erector to Electrician:

Lambert, R. V., to Newmarket.

Line Erector to Automatic Signal Maintainer;

Deeming, J. E., to Auckland.

Suggestions And Inventions.

Clinch, J. H., Term Casual Ironmoulder, Addington.—Suggested container for dies and screws for oil core-making machine.

Grigg, M. H., Clerk, D.T.M.O., Auckland.—Suggestion re parcels freight stamps.

King, I., Ganger, Pukerangi.—Suggestion re gauge for use in track inspection.

Lynch, J. S., Clerk, New Plymouth.—Suggested improvements to platform barrows.

Nash, F., Clerk, D.T.M.O., Wellington.—Suggestion re parcels freight stamps.

Treeby, G. R., Guard, Wanganui, Suggested method of indicating on carriages, reserved seats and destination.

Whyman, A. V., Enginedriver, Wanganui.—Suggestion re lubricating of drawgear between engine and tender.

Williams, E. G., Tablet Porter, Tokomaru, Suggestion in connection with the handling of stock at Tokomaru.

Monetary Awards.

Black, G. E., Leading Carpenter, Greymouth.—Awarded bonus of £2 for suggested improvement to screw shackle to make screw self-cleaning.

Bryce, G. J., Loco. Foreman, Taihape.—Awarded bonus of £10 for suggestion that the Department provide its own water supply at Napier.

Hobby, W. T., Term Casual Iron Machinist, Addington.—Awarded bonus of £8 16s. for suggested improved method of bending ends of wing and check rails.

Mackenzie, W. B., Fitter, Addington.—Awarded a bonus of £2 for suggested improvement to standard brake-van lock.

Pike, R., Surfaceman, Dunedin, awarded bonus of £8 16s. for suggested improved method of bending ends of wing and check rails.

Smith, E. W., Sub-Foreman, Newmarket.—Awarded bonus of £2 for suggested method of preventing bogie king pin cutter from fouling brake rods.

Taylor, S. A. I., Carpenter, Newmarket.—Awarded bonus of £1 for suggested improvement to carriage windows.

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.