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