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Colby Topp T. Allan

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Colby Topp T. Allan

Assistant Manager, South Wales Elec. Power Co., 27 Newport Road, Cardiff.

Career: Walker Engineering College, Liverpool, Finsbury Technical College; Engineer, New Explosives Co. Ltd., Stowmarket; Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co.

Construction Engineer in England and Europe; put in service first electric Locomotive in Sweden this could operate on single phase trolley voltage up to 22,000. In British Isles engaged on electrification of tramways and railways, including London United Tramways, London Underground Railways and Tubes; Steel Works and Colliery Elect. equipment at Home and Abroad.

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