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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 3 (July 1, 1933)

Assistant General Manager of Railways — Mr. E. Casey Appointed

page 13

Assistant General Manager of Railways
Mr. E. Casey Appointed.

Mr. E. Casey, whose appointment as Assistant General Manager of the New Zealand Railways, was announced last month, has been Chief Engineer of Railways since September, 1931.

Mr. Casey joined the engineering staff of the Railways as a Cadet in 1902, and subsequently served in Wanganui, Auckland, Greymouth and Ohakune Districts. In 1912, he took over the duties of Assistant Engineer, Auckland District, and in 1916 took charge of the grade easement works between Penrose and Mercer. In 1921 he was transferred to the Christchurch District, and was engaged in remodelling the station yards on the Midland line prior to the opening of the Otira Tunnel. When it was decided to proceed with the new station yard at Auckland, and the Auckland-Westfield new railway, Mr. Casey was specially selected to take charge of this work. In March, 1925, he was appointed Inspecting Engineer, with headquarters at Wellington, and was afterwards promoted to Divisional Superintendent in charge of the Traffic, Locomotive, and Maintenance Branches of the North Island, with headquarters at Auckland. In May, 1931, he became Assistant Chief Engineer of Railways at Wellington, and in September of the same year took over the duties of Chief Engineer.

Mr. Casey is held in high esteem by the commercial community, and his present appointment has been well received both in business and railway circles.

(S. P. Andrews, photo.) Mr. E. Casey.

(S. P. Andrews, photo.)
Mr. E. Casey.

From a Satisfied Client.

In a letter to the District Traffic Manager, Dunedin, Mr. E. Wood, of the Otago Importers' and Shippers' Association, writes as follows:—

I feel I cannot let the opportunity pass without expressing my sincere and grateful thanks for all the assistance afforded me in arranging for the transport of the luggage of my friends (the Misses E. B. and Z. A. Farrow) to Auckland for transhipment to the Vancouver steamer by which they were passengers to Canada and the Homeland.

But particularly do I wish to thank those of your Officers who so kindly assisted in extricating my friends from what would have been a very awkward situation, owing to the fact that evidently in the excitement of saying good-bye at Dunedin they left their two small but important suitcases on the platform.

On their behalf as well as my own, I would specially desire to thank Mr. Dobson, guard on the Express, Mr. Craig, of the Luggage Department, and Mr. Pope, Stationmaster at Dunedin, in arranging to have them promptly forwarded to Wellington for delivery at Thorndon. I can assure you that I shall not readily forget the courtesy and efficiency shown by all concerned, and further that it will be a pleasure to let it be known, and so I trust give the N.Z.R. a good “boost” as from a satisfied client.