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Mr T. W. Waite, district traffic manager in this City, who has been appointed commercial agent to the, department, is a native of York, England. He entered the service of the North-eastern Railway Company, and was there for eight years, and passed through various brandies to the office of the general passenger superintendent of the line. Arriving at Lyttelton in 1879. he some two years later entered the Railway Department as clerk in the traffic department. For some years he was chief clerk to the Railway Commissioners, and on the Government resuming control on January 1, 1895, he was; appointed chief clerk to the New Zealand railways. In 1901 he was appointed traffic manager at Auckland, and afterwards to a similar position at Duncdin.

Mr W. Bowles, district traffic manager, who succeeds Mr Waite here, joined the railway service in Canterbury in 1878, and served through all the traffic branches, including 10 years as traffic clerk in Wellington. He has had six years' service in Auckland as district traffic manager. Mr William Kerr, station master at Bluff, is to b© promoted to a similar position at Oamaru, and will be replaced by Mr J. G. M'Pherson.

Included in the railway transfers that are on the. tapis is that of Mr R. M. Isaacs, of the head-office, to InverearciU. Mr Isaacs is well-known in Rugby football circles, and was the manager of the New Zealand team which toured New South Wales and Queensland last season.

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THE RAILWAY STAFF, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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THE RAILWAY STAFF Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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