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David Banderali (1836-1890)
Assistant Locomotive and Carriage Superintendent, Chemin de fer du Nord, Paris.
1890 Obituary 
DAVID BANDERALI was born in Paris on 18th January 1836, and entered the Ecole Polytechnique in 1854, and the Ecole des Mines, as an outside pupil, in 1856.
On finishing his studies he began active work as a professor, and gave lessons in England to the younger members of a royal household.
In December 1859 he entered the service of the Northern Railway of France, where he was successively locomotive inspector at Amiens and assistant carriage superintendent in January 1866, until in 1873 he was placed in charge of the central locomotive and carriage department.
This position with slight changes of title he occupied up to the time of his death. In the Exhibitions of 1878, 1881 (electrical), and 1889, he served as a member of committees and juries, and rendered services at international conferences, and for the military organisation of the French railways; and he was commandant of the fifth section of French branch railways.
In 1882 he received the Cross of the Legion of Honour.
After a short illness he died on 30th March 1890, at the ago of fifty-four.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1879.