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Pierre Paul Georges Marie

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Pierre Paul Georges Marie (c1854-1930)


1930 Obituary [1]

PIERRE PAUL GEORGES MARIE, late chief divisional engineer of the Paris, Lyons and Mediterranean Railway, commenced work with that company in 1875 under his father, who was chief engineer of the line.

He came to England to report on the experiments on continuous brakes with reference to their adoption in France.

He often revisited this country and was elected a Member of the Institution in 1878, the year of the great International Exhibition in Paris which was visited by members of the Institution.

In 1881 he was appointed chief engineer of the fuel division of the P.L.M. Railway.

In 1900 ill-health compelled him to resign his post, but he continued his investigations on mechanical problems which he had carried on for some years. These included research into the "hunting" of governors and the stability of railway vehicles.

He wrote many Papers on these and other subjects, and in 1926 published his great work on the Stability of Railway Rolling Stock. His Papers on scientific subjects gained him honours and medals at the French Societe des Ingenieurs Civils of which he was a Member, and at other Societies, and the French Government conferred on him the honour of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.

He died on 15th January 1930, at the age of 76.




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