Alexander Allan (locomotive engineer)
|Died||2 June 1891
|Engineering discipline||Mechanical engineering|
From 1843 to 1853 he was Works Manager at the Crewe Works of the Grand Junction Railway, later London and North Western Railway, under Francis Trevithick. He later claimed the credit for designing the Crewe type (locomotive) with inclined cylinders and double frames, but this claim has been challenged. From 1853 to 1865 he was Locomotive Superintendent of the Scottish Central Railway. Allan was an original member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1847.
- "Alexander Allan and other Crewe locomotive designers". Steamindex.com. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
- "The Crewe Type" by D H Stuart & Brian Reed, 1971
- London and North Western Railway Society
- Stuart, D. H. & Reed, Brian: The Crewe Type (Loco Profile No 15), 1971.
|Locomotive Superintendent of Scottish Central Railway
Post abolished when S.C.R. absorbed by Caledonian Railway
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