The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 7 (November 1, 1929)
Suggestions And Inventions
Suggestions And Inventions.
Quaife, F. W. G., Guard, Kurow.—Suggestion re issue of special excursion tickets between Awakino Dam Hydro Works and Oamaru.
O'Loughlin, J., Porter, Stillwater.—Suggestion that telephones at North and South ends of main line platform at Stillwater be transferred to the goods department posts.
O'Kane, B. A., Tablet Porter, Pukakanui.—Suggestion that portable telephones be provided in guards’ vans of certain trains.
King, T. E. H., Clerk, D.T.M.O., Christchurch. Commended and awarded bonus of £2 for his suggestion re issuing paint for points’ levers.
Delany, R. A., Carpenter, Hutt.—Commended and awarded bonus of £5 for his suggestion re alterations to standard racks.
Hillside Workshops’ Concert Orchestra.
Back row (left to right)—B. Stokes, violin; R. Wallace, conductor; F. Hill, violin; A. S. Cauldwell, violin. Front row—A. Reid, flute; S. B. Barltrop, clarionet, secretary; A. J. Bell, clarionet, treasurer; A. Croy, drums; C. J. Graham, president; J. Mathieson, cornet; J. Morris, cornet; J. Marshall, trombone; A. Geddes, violin, Absent: L. Wylie, clarionet; Miss A. Wilson, pianist.
On 11th September last the new Social Hall at Hillside Workshops, beautifully decorated with greenery and streamers, interwoven with coloured festoons, presented a most pleasing scene—the occasion being the first annual ball held by the Workshops,” Staff. The function, which was marked by a spirit of intense joyousness throughout, was organised by the Committee of the Workshops’ Concert Orchestra, assisted by Mr. S. B. Barltrop (as Secretary) and members of the Refreshment Branch, who splendidly managed the catering arrangements. It was one of the most successful functions ever held in the new Social Hall.