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Glossary Results for Word "Bury, Edward (1794—1858)"

Bury, Edward (1794—1858) In 1836 Edward Bury contracted to work the London & Birmingham Railway’sExplain 'London & Birmingham Railway (LBR)' trains, but this contract system — by which he was to be paid on a mileage basis, per passenger and per ton — was never implemented and from 1839 he was employed as Manager of the L&BR Locomotive Department. On the formation of the LNWR he became Locomotive Superintendent of that company’s Southern DivisionExplain 'Southern Division', but resigned with effect from March 1847.
Later Bury became General Manager and Locomotive Engineer of the Great Northern RailwayExplain 'Great Northern Railway (GNR)'. He also advised on the building of three railway works, Swindon, Wolverton and Doncaster.
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