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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 9 (February 25, 1927)

Another Railwayman Passes

Another Railwayman Passes.

The death was recently announced at Auckland of Mr. Frederick Berry, an ex-railway enginedriver. The late Mr. Berry who was well known to the older members of the service, was for many years a senior engineman, and up to the time of his retirement on superannuation a few years ago, had a record of complete freedom from accidents of any kind. He emigrated from England after service on the Great Eastern Railway, and was one of the earliest drivers in Canterbury, being later transferred to the North Island.

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The local Railway cricket team is continuing to do well in the Junior Championship, and is now leading by a clear 4 points. In its first match with Kilbirnie, Railway disposed of its opponents for 113, and 76, replying with 318 runs for 6 wickets for its one visit to the crease. The chief scorers for the Railway were: Fay 99, Gill 88, Knapp 29, Gray 19, Hoare 19, McLeod 10. During the New Year holidays, the local team visited Wanganui, and tried conclusions with the Railway representatives of that town. Wellington won a close game by 12 runs on the first innings, the scores being: Wellington 126, Wanganui 114. The visiting players, who were billeted by members of the Wanganui team, had a most enjoyable trip, and all speak in glowing terms of the hospitality accorded them.