George Hughes (engineer)

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George Hughes
Born (1865-10-09)9 October 1865
Benwick Cambridgeshire
Died 27 October 1945(1945-10-27) (aged 80)
Stamford Lincolnshire
Engineering career
Engineering discipline Locomotive engineer

George Hughes (9 October 1865 — 27 October 1945) was an English locomotive engineer, and Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

Steam locomotives[edit]

L&YR[edit]

LMS[edit]

Electric locomotive[edit]

During Hughes' time at the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway an experimental electric locomotive [1] (rebuilt from a steam locomotive of 2-4-2 wheel arrangement) was introduced in 1912 for goods traffic. This had four 150 horsepower motors (total 600 hp) and could pick up current from the third rail on the main line or from overhead lines in the Aintree and North Mersey yards. It was scrapped in 1919.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Henry Hoy
Chief Mechanical Engineer
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway

1904 – 1922
Succeeded by
Company absorbed by the London and North Western Railway
Preceded by
H. P. M. Beames
Chief Mechanical Engineer
London and North Western Railway

1922 – 1923
Succeeded by
Company absorbed by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Preceded by
Company formed by the
Railways Act 1921
Chief Mechanical Engineer
London, Midland and Scottish Railway

1923 – 1925
Succeeded by
Henry Fowler