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Marshall, John
Author of “Biographical Dictionary of Railway Engineers” 2nd Edition Pubished by Railway & Canal Historical Society, 2000, ISBN 0-9014641-22-9.
McConnell, James Edward (1815—1883)
Locomotive SuperintendentExplain 'Locomotive Superintendent' of LNWR Southern Division from 1847—1862. Oversaw the design of BloomerExplain 'Bloomer Locomotive Class' and PatentExplain 'Patent 2-2-2 Locomotive Class' locomotives.
Moon, Sir Richard (1814—1899)
The was elected to the LNWR Board in 1851 and within a year became most active in the company’s affairs. He was made Chairman in 1861 and for the next 30 years directed all his activities to the LNWR.
Moorsom, Captain Constantine Richard (1792—1861)
From 1833 became joint secretary of the Birmingham & Gloucester RailwayExplain 'Birmingham & Gloucester Railway' where his younger brother Captain W.S. Moorsom was Engineer. Elected to the Board in 1841 and within 2 week became chairman. Resigned December 1843 just before the BGR became part of the MRExplain 'Midland Railway (MR)'.
He was also joint secretary of the LBR Explain 'London & Birmingham Railway (LBR)' 1837-9.
Later he became a director of the LNWR and chairman in October 1852
Moorsom, Captain William Scarth (1804—1863)
In 1836 was appointed to survey the Birmingham & Gloucester RailwayExplain 'Birmingham & Gloucester Railway', which included the Lickey incline 2 miles at 1 in 37.
Among his other railway work he was Engineer on the Cromford & High Peak Railway Explain 'Cromford & High Peak Railway (CHPR)'.
Nock, Oswald Stevens (1905—1994)
Professional signal engineer and prolific writer on locomotives and railways generally. Author of over 100 railway books. See also “Practice and Performance”Explain '‘Practice & Performance’'
Ramsbottom, John (1814—1897)
Locomotive superintendentExplain 'Locomotive Superintendent' on the Manchester & BirminghamExplain 'Manchester & Birmingham Railway (MBR)' (1842-46), of the NE division of the LNWR (1846-57) and of the LNWR (1857-71). Inventor of the Ramsbottom-type safety valveExplain 'Safety Valve', and pioneer of water pick-up troughsExplain 'Water Trough'.
Riddles, Robert Arthur (1892—1983)
Chief Mechanical EngineerExplain 'CME' for British Railways (1948–1953). Originally trained at CreweExplain 'Crewe Works' under the London North Western RailwayExplain 'London & North Western Railway (LNWR)', he then worked on the London Midland and Scottish RailwayExplain 'London Midland & Scottish (LMS)' before being put in charge of locomotives at the Ministry of Supply during WW2.
Saxby, John (1821—1913)
Inventor of interlockingExplain 'Interlocking' pointsExplain 'Points' and signalling, patented 1856 and first used on the LBSCRExplain 'London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR)'. His company, Saxby and Farmer, provided many of the earliest signal boxesExplain 'Signal Box' on the LNWR, some of which are still in use.
Scott, Samuel Strong (1858—1934)
Sammy Scott started work as a booking clerk at stations in the Stockport area, 1872. Later as a main-line GuardExplain 'Guard' on the LNWR circa 1920 he gathered information on early locomotives, becoming a leading authority on the subject.
Stanier, Sir William (1876—1965)
Chief Mechanical EngineerExplain 'CME' at Crewe WorksExplain 'Crewe Works' for London, Midland & Scottish RailwayExplain 'London Midland & Scottish (LMS)' (1932–1944).
Stephenson, George (1781—1848)
British steam pioneer and mining engineer, designer of the miner’s safety lamp and mining engines. Later, the engineer of the Hetton Colliery, Stockton & DarlingtonExplain 'Stockton & Darlington Railway (SDR)', Liverpool & ManchesterExplain 'Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LMR)', Leicester & SwanningtonExplain 'Leicester & Swannington Railway (LSR)', Birmingham & DerbyExplain 'Birmingham & Derby Railway (BDR)', North MidlandExplain 'North Midland Railway (NMR)' and Manchester & LeedsExplain 'Manchester & Leeds Railway (MLR)' Railways between 1819 and 1840. Established an engineering works in Newcastle in 1823, Robert Stephenson & Co.
Stephenson, Robert (1803—1859)
Son of George, Railway engineer. Designed the “Rocket”, winner of the RainhillExplain 'Rainhill Trials' prize in 1829. Engineer of the London & Birmingham RailwayExplain 'London & Birmingham Railway (LBR)', and designer of numerous bridges, including the Britannia bridge over the Menai Strait and the high-level bridge at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Stevenson, Francis (1827—1902)
Engineer on London & BirminghamExplain 'London & Birmingham Railway (LBR)' railway. 1843 became manager of engineering staff. 1886 appointed Chief Engineer of the LNWR. Stevenson was a lover of nature and of old buildings and always strove to blend his works into the landscape.
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