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A sitting of tho Railway Appeal Board was held at tho Railway Station this morning. Mr W. R. Haaelden, S.M.. presided, and 'had with him Mr W. 0. Ennis (representing the first, division) and Mr I’. Games (representing the second division). Tho first appeal heard was that of Signalman E. N. Sandys, who appealed against his reduction to guard for 12 months, as a result of the recent fata) engine accident pear the overbridge. Mr J. M‘Donald appeared for the department and Mr W. J. Mack for the appellant.— The facts, as stated by Mr M‘Donald, were that Sandys had put his signal at “clear” when two engines were actually in collision. Technical evidence was given by Mr 11. J. Wynne, signalling and electrical engineer. in the course of his evidence, stated that it was not till four months after the collision occurred that ho was notified that he was to he punished, and that ho was atually in charge of the signal box for four months after the accident occurred. At the time of the luncheon adjournment the President said the board would endeavor to have come to a decision before the sitting resumed in ’ tho afternoon. This afternoon George Andrews, senior clerk, of Oamaru, for whom Mr C. P. Ryan appeared, appealed against the decision of his manager in refusing to recommend him for promotion. Evidence was being heard os we went to press.

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RAILWAY APPEAL BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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RAILWAY APPEAL BOARD Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914