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Robert Wallace Urie

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Robert Wallace Urie (22 October 1854 - 6 January 1937) was a Scottish locomotive engineer who was the last chief mechanical engineer of the London and South Western Railway following the retirement of Peter Drummond in 1913 until his own retirement at the grouping of 1923. His son D.C. Urie was a locomotive engineer with the Highland Railway and later the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

Preserved 4-6-0 freight locomotive No. 825 (as built by Maunsell to the Urie design) at Pickering, October 2005. Robert Urie made a significant contribution to the development of more powerful express passenger and goods locomotives for use on the London and South Western Railway main line. In particular his LSWR Class H15, LSWR N15 Class and LSWR Class S15 locomotives continued to be built by the Southern Railway under Richard Maunsell's direction.[1]


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