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Frederick James Page

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Frederick James Page (1877-1933)

1933 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK JAMES PAGE, O.B.E., who was killed in a motor accident on 20th December 1932, had held various responsible positions on the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway for nearly twenty-five years, and was concerned with the electrification of the Bombay suburban lines. He was on many occasions chairman of various sections and committees of the Indian Railway Conference Association.

He was born at Peterborough in 1877 and received his technical education from 1896 to 1901 at the Peterborough School of Art and at Leeds Technical Institute.

He served his apprenticeship in the workshops and running sheds of the Great Northern Railway at New England from 1893 to 1899, and for the following twelve months was employed by Messrs. Kitson and Company. He then returned to the Great Northern Railway as locomotive foreman for a further eighteen months.

In 1902 Mr. Page became works manager at Negapatam on the South Indian Railway and in 1905 district locomotive superintendent at Madura.

In 1909 he was appointed assistant locomotive superintendent of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway and in 1911 became superintendent.

During 1927 Mr. Page officiated as Director of Mechanical Engineering on the Indian Railway Board.

In 1932 he became director of H.E.H. The Nizam's State Railway.

Mr. Page was elected a Member of the Institution in 1912.

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