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Robert Harold Houghton

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Robert Harold Houghton

1922 B.Sc., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, Victoria Station, L.B. and S.C. Railway, London, S.W.I. T. A.: " Electrical, Brighton Railway, Victoria." T. N.: Victoria 2378. Ed. Dulwich College, City and Guilds Central Institution, South Kensington, and Electrical Department, L.B. and S.C. Railway; B.Sc. (Hons.), London University. Entered Electrical Department of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1893, and had charge successively of the electric train lighting, telegraph and electric light and power work on the railway. In 1909, appointed Telegraph Superintendent and Chief Electrical Engineer to the Company, which position he still holds. Chief Works: Has carried out several large lighting and power installations, also large extensions to the telephone, track circuit and lock and block train signalling systems. Has charge of the maintenance of the single phase electric traction equipment, designed by the company's Consulting Electrical Engineer, Philip Dawson.


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