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Alfred Ingram

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Alfred Ingram (1862-1930) of Alfred Ingram and Co

1930 Obituary [1]

ALFRED INGRAM had charge, from its inception until 1903, of the motor and carriage department of the Liverpool Overhead Railway and in the latter year was appointed carriage and wagon superintendent of the Metropolitan Railway, for whom he designed and superintended the construction and equipment of their first electric rolling stock.

He was born in Wolverhampton in 1862 and attended Wolverhampton and Manchester Technical Schools.

He served his apprenticeship with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and after a period of three years with the London and South Western Railway he gained experience on various electric traction undertakings in the service of the Electric Construction Company, prior to taking up his appointment on the Liverpool Overhead Railway.

After a visit to the United States Mr. Ingram founded the firm of Alfred Ingram and Company of Westminster in 1906, now carried on by his two sons.

During the War he was appointed chief assistant director of horse-drawn vehicles, gun and small arms ammunition boxes.

His death occurred on 3rd November 1930, and he had been a Member of the Institution since 1905.

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