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Glossary Results for Word "Beames, H.P.M. (1875 —1948)"

Beames, H.P.M. (1875 —1948) Hewitt Pearson Montague Beames — Apprentice at CreweExplain 'Crewe Works' under F.W. WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' and became Junior Assistant Works Manager in 1899. After service in the Boer War he became Assistant Outdoor Superintendent at Crewe, dealing with pumping, lifting, dredging and dock machinery. In 1910 he became Personal Assistant to the new CMEExplain 'CME', C.J. Bowen CookeExplain 'Bowen Cooke, Charles J (1859—1920)'. On release from military duties in 1919 he became Deputy CME, and on 1st December 1920 he succeeded Bowen Cooke as CME. Last chief mechanical engineer of the LNWR (1920-1) before its amalgamation with the Lancashire & Yorkshire RailwayExplain 'Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR)', he had time to introduce only one new class, an 0-8-4 tank for steep lines in South Wales. With the merger of the LNWR and LYR in 1922, Beames became Divisional Mechanical Engineer, Western Division, under HughesExplain 'Hughes, George (1865—1945)', and in the following year he was re-designated Mechanical Engineer, Crewe, by the LMS. Beames retired in 1934 at the age of 59.