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Francis Fleetwood Eden

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Francis Fleetwood Eden (1865-1898)


1898 Obituary [1]

The Hon. FRANCIS FLEETWOOD EDEN, son of the fourth Baron Auckland, was born at Doncaster on 16th February 1865, and educated at Charterhouse School, Godalming.

From 1881 to 1886 he served his time under Mr. Patrick Stirling in the locomotive works of the Great Northern Railway at Doncaster, and afterwards worked as journeyman fitter and locomotive foreman at the Peterborough works of the same railway.

From June 1888 he was employed by the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway as inspecting engineer for the erection and working of the automatic vacuum brake.

In January 1890 he was appointed manager of the workshops of that railway in Bahia Blanca, with charge of the hydraulic machinery on the wharf in that port and of the locomotive working of the southern section of the line.

His death took place at the British Hospital, Montevideo, on 22nd March 1898, at the age of thirty-three.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1893.



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