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Thomas Clayton

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Thomas Clayton (1831-1916)

1831 Born at Madeley, Shropshire. Railway carriage designer.

  • Overseeing the building of Swindon Works. 1863 -
  • Building of Derby Works 1873-77
  • Redesign and refurbishment of 3rd class to 2nd class. 1875
  • Bogie 12-wheel composites and 8-wheel thirds for Scottish expresses 1876
  • Universal brake hose couplings between carriages
  • Travelling Post Office 1879
  • 12-wheel bogie diners. 1892-93
  • 'Clerestory-balloon' coaches for Manchester. 1897

See Also


Sources of Information

Chris de Winter Hebron, 50 Famous Railwaymen, 2005