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J. E. Anderson

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J. E. Anderson (17871- )

1932 Superintendent of Motive Power (Derby), London Midland and Scottish Railway, was born in 1871, and served his apprenticeship with the Great North of Scotland Railway, where he received training in locomotive carriage and wagon building and design, and experience in running-shed and footplate work. He was afterwards with Sharp, Stewart and Dubs, locomotive builders, and then with the Glasgow and South Western Railway as Leading Draughtsman, but following service with that company he took up a position with R. Stephenson and Co., Darlington, as Assistant to the Chief Draughtsman. Mr. Anderson entered the service of the Midland Railway in 1903, was appointed Chief Locomotive Draughtsman in 1906, and in 1913 was appointed to the position of Works Manager. From June, 1915, to April, 1919, he was Acting Chief Mechanica1 Engineer, and during that period, in addition to the locomotive building and repairing, was responsible for the extensive munition work carried out by the Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department of the company during the war. During the same period he was a member of the Railway War Manufactures Sub-Committee of the Railway Executive Committee. Mr. Anderson was appointed Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Midland Railway in May, 1919, and was mainly responsible for the organization and output of the locomotive workshops of the company. In March, 1920, he was awarded the C.B.E. for services rendered during the war.

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