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Trevithick, Arthur Reginald (1858—1939)
Son of Richard Francis Trevithick - Works Manager at CreweExplain 'Crewe Works' 1903–10.
Trevithick, Francis (1812—1877)
Son of Richard Trevithick. 1840 appointed resident engineer on Grand Junction RailwayExplain 'Grand Junction Railway (GJR)' between Birmingham and Crewe. 1841 appointed Locomotive SuperintendentExplain 'Locomotive Superintendent' of GJR at Edge HillExplain 'Edge Hill, Liverpool'. In 1843 he was transferred to the new works at Crewe as Locomotive Superintendent of the Northern DivisionExplain 'Northern Division' (McConnellExplain 'McConnell, James Edward (1815—1883)' was in charge of Southern DivExplain 'Southern Division' at WolvertonExplain 'Wolverton'). In 1857 the N and NE division combined and Francis was forced to resign to make way for Ramsbottom.
Trevithick, Richard (1771—1833)
Builder of the first machines to utilise the power of high-pressure steam with a carriage in 1800 and the first locomotive in 1803 at Coalbrookdale in Salop. Built two other locomotives, one in Merthyr Tydfil and one at Gateshead, but public interest was poor and so he turned his efforts to stationary engines.
Tyer, Edward (1803—1912)
British signalling engineer who developed the block signallingExplain 'Block Signalling' and tablet-exchangeExplain 'Tablet Exchange' systems.
Walschaerts, Egide (1820—1901)
Belgian engineer who designed the eponymous valve gear 1844.
Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)
Chief Mechanical EngineerExplain 'CME' for LNWR (1871–1903).
Whale, George (1842—1910)
Chief Mechanical EngineerExplain 'CME' of the LNWR from 1903 to 1908. Formerly Running Superintendent, he was not a design engineer, but was responsible for the modernisation of the LNWR engine fleet with the introduction of the very successful “Precursor”Explain 'Precursor 4-4-0 Locomotive Class (2)' and “Experiment”Explain 'Experiment 4-6-0 Locomotive Class (2)' classes.
Williams, Charles (1883—1970)
The authority on LNWR engines; he gave S.S. ScottExplain 'Scott, Samuel Strong (1858—1934)' a lot of help and continued researching Crewe loco History after Scott’ death.
Worsdell, Nathaniel (1809—1886)
Early railway carriage builder, built the first carriages for the Liverpool & Manchester RailwayExplain 'Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LMR)' in 1830. 1837 designed a method of mail collection for mail trains, and a screw couplingExplain 'Screw Coupling'. 1838 built railway carriage from three horse carriages, which established the compartment carriage universal in UK and much of Europe. 1843 moved to the new GJRExplain 'Grand Junction Railway (GJR)' works at CreweExplain 'Crewe Works', playing an important part in the development of the town in his 37 years there.
Worsdell, Thomas William (1838—1916)
Was the eldest son of Nathaniel WorsdellExplain 'Worsdell, Nathaniel (1809—1886)'. 1858 returned to Crewe and worked in drawing office under RamsbottomExplain 'Ramsbottom, John (1814—1897)', Two years later he bacame manager of Eng Works in Birmingham. On his return from USA in 1871 he was appointed Manager of Crewe works, under Webb Explain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)'. He designed a number of locomotives, and in 1885 was appointed Locomotive Superintedent of the NER at Gateshead.
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