Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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James Joseph Allport

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1811-1892. Born at Birmingam. Railway Manager

  • Midland Railway's London Extension
  • St. Pancras Station
  • Settle and Carlisle line
  • Introduction of 3rd Class to all trains
  • Abolition of 2nd Class and upgrading of 3rd to 2nd
  • Introduction of Pullman carriages<ref>Chris de Winter Hebron, 50 Famous Railwaymen</re>