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Thomas Wheatley

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Thomas Wheatley (1820-1883)

Thomas Wheatley of Grimsby

1858 Built a locomotive - possibly a re-build of an older locomotive [1]

1867 Locomotive Superintendent of the North British Railway.[2]

1884 Obituary [3]

THOMAS WHEATLEY was born at Micklefield near Leeds in 1820, and was early apprenticed for seven years on the Leeds and Selby Railway.

He was then employed for several years on the Midland Railway, and afterwards for seventeen years on the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire.

He next had charge for five years of the locomotive department on the southern division of the London and North Western Railway; after which he was for eight years locomotive superintendent of the North British Railway.

Subsequently he became manager of the Wigtownshire Railway, and had held that position about eight years at the time of his death, which took place on 13th March 1883, in the sixty-third year of his age.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1867.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  2. The Engineer 1867/10/25
  3. 1884 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries