The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 7 (December 15, 1926)
Abraham, H. L., Enginedriver, Otira.—Suggestion in connection with a hinged bow for pantograph collectors on electric locomotives at Otira.
Buick, W. B., Fitter, Petone.—For time and thought expended in formulating various proposals.
Hudson, C. E., Tinsmith, Addington.—Suggested method of attaching bevel-edged glasses to hand signal lamps.
King, W. H., Shift Engineer, Otira.—Interest displayed in submitting suggestions in connection with the electrical arrangements at Otira Power House.
Lister, D. C., Shift Engineer, Otira.—Suggested method of handling oil for cleansing purposes at Otira.
McDonagh, H. E., Lifter, Westport.—Suggested improved capstan hook.
O'Malley, W., Clerk, Port Chalmers.—Suggested method of calculating the overhang of timber.
Seaton, W., Leading Lifter, Wellington.—Suggested alteration in the method of suspending springs in car bogies.
Talbot, W., Cranedriver, Addington.—Suggested method of strengthening buffers.
The Administration invites ideas likely to effect economics 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.