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Peter Dale Nichol

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Peter Dale Nichol (c1831-1871)

1858 Locomotive Department of the East Indian Railway.[1]

1871 January 17th. Died.

1872 Obituary [2]

PETER DALE NICHOL was born on 16th September 1831 at Newcastle-on-Tyne, and after serving an apprenticeship at the works of Messrs. Robert Stephenson and Co he was engaged in 1853 as one of the locomotive engineers on the East Indian Railway, and was stationed at Allahabad during the time of the mutiny.

After visiting England in 1858 he returned at the end of that year to India, where he remained until 1867, being for some years locomotive superintendent on the East Indian Railway at Allahabad.

Shortly after his return to England in 1867 he became the managing director of the North Eastern Marine Engineering Works at Sunderland.

He lost his life on 17th January 1871, at the age of thirty-nine, in consequence of injuries received from the bursting of a steam pipe on board the steamship "Canton" at Sunderland.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1858.

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