Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,655 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

W. H. Austen

From Graces Guide

William Henry Austen (8 May 1878-26 February 1956) was a British railway engineer

1931 Took over the running of Holman Fred Stephens' light railways on the latter's death in 1931

1948 Austen retired, by which time the lines had either closed due to competition from motor buses and lorries, or became part of British Railways


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