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Thomas Owen (1854-1901)


1901 Obituary [1]

THOMAS OWEN was born at Llanelly on 11th June 1854.

He was educated at the High School, Llanelly, and served his time from 1870 to 1874 partly at the Millbrook Foundry, Swansea, and partly at the Plymouth Iron Works, Merthyr Tydfil, passing through the fitting shops, drawing office, etc.

He was next appointed in charge as mechanical engineer for the Felling Coal and Iron Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne.

In 1875 he gave up his post in order to inspect some bridges for the Norwegian State Railways.

In 1876 he joined the staff of the Midland Railway as chief inspecting engineer of permanent-way materials, which position he occupied until his death, after a short but severe illness, on 25th January 1901, in his forty-seventh year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1889.


1901 Obituary [2]

THOMAS OWEN died at Derby on January 27, 1901, at the age of forty-six years. He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and for the past twenty-five years had been permanent way inspector on the Midland Railway. He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1899.


1901 Obituary.[3]



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