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Alfred Louis Sacre

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Alfred Louis Sacre (1841-1897)

1866 Alfred Sacre, Yorkshire Engine Co., 1 Bank Street, Sheffield.[1]

1897 July 25th. Died.

1897 Obituary [2]

ALFRED LOUIS SACRE was born in London on 6th April 1841.

Raving been educated at a grammar school in Marylebone, he became a pupil in 1857 of Mr. Archibald Sturrock in the locomotive department of the Great Northern Railway at Doncaster.

On the completion of his term he had charge of the works at Peterborough, and later on had full charge of the Peterborough district. On the formation of the Yorkshire Engine Co. at Sheffield he was engaged as works manager, and subsequently rose to the positions of manager and managing director.

In 1871 he became manager of the Avonside Engine Works in Bristol, and proceeded later to Russia on their behalf.

On his return he commenced business in 1877 on his own account in London as consulting engineer.

In 1882 he became also manager of the Vacuum Brake Co., and subsequently managing director.

His death took place in London on 25th July 1897, at the age of fifty-six.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1866.

1897 Obituary [3]

ALFRED LOUIS SACRE was born in London on the 16th April, 1841.

At the age of sixteen he was articled to the late Mr. Archibald Sturrock, of the Great Northern Railway Company’s Locomotive Works at Peterborough, where he subsequently be came foreman of the Carriage and Wagon Department.

He was then for three years chief locomotive manager of the Peterborough district of the Company’s system. About the year 1865 Mr. Sacre was appointed to the charge of the Yorkshire Engine Co, of which he became later Managing Director. The,works, situated at Meadow Hall, near Sheffield, were designed and erected under his direction.

In 1871 Mr. Sacre joined the Avonside Engine Co, of Bristol, as manager, which post he held for six years.

In 1877 he commenced to practise as a consulting engineer in London.

About the year 1882 he became manager of the Vacuum Brake Co, of which he was appointed later Managing Director.

He continued to conduct the business of that Company until his death, which took place at his residence, 3 South Villas, Camden Square, N.W., on the 25th July, 1897.

Mr. Sacre was elected an Associate on the 2nd February, 1869, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.

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