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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 8 (February 1, 1931)

Obituary — Mr. Robert Hope

Obituary
Mr. Robert Hope.

The death occurred recently of Mr. Robert Hope, a retired railway servant.

Born at Greta Green, Scotland, 78 years ago, Mr. Hope, when a young man, joined a branch of the Caledonian railways. After serving some time and gaining valuable experience, he decided to settle in New Zealand, arriving here fifty-two years ago. Almost immediately he became associated with the railways in New Zealand, and was stationed at Cross Creek. For about thirty years he piloted trains over the famous Rimutaka ranges, easily the steepest incline on the New Zealand Railways system. Running trains over this country called for a great deal of skill on the part of the enginedrivers. Such, however, was the outstanding ability of Mr. Hope as an enginedriver that for thirty years he served with distinction on this incline. Well-earned promotion came to him five years before he retired from the service, when he became Locomotive Foreman. He retired from the service about sixteen years ago.

Mr. Robert Hope, a retired railway servant, whose death occurred recently.

Mr. Robert Hope, a retired railway servant, whose death occurred recently.