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David Carleton Buttle

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David Carleton Buttle (c1865-1942)


1943 Obituary [1]

DAVID CARLETON BUTTLE had been connected with railways since 1880 when he began his six years' apprenticeship with the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway at their Brighton works. After three years' experience in the company's service as locomotive inspector and foreman, he went abroad as superintendent of locomotives, carriages and wagons for the Great Southern Railway of Spain, a position which he retained until 1906.

In the following year he began his long association with South American railways by his appointment as locomotive superintendent of the Antofagasta and Bolivia Railway. In 1914 he transferred his services to the Nitrate Railways of Chile and subsequently joined the board of directors. Mr. Buttle was elected a Member of the Institution in 1907. His death occurred in his seventy-seventh year on 3rd May 1942.


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