List of Chief Mechanical Engineers of the Great Western Railway

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Great Western Railway[edit]

Locomotive Superintendent

Chief Mechanical Engineer

Northern Division Locomotive Superintendent

Constituent companies[edit]

Birkenhead Railway
  • John Dixon
  • T A Yarrow
  • Rendell
  • William Bragge
  • George Douglas (1851-1860)


Bristol and Exeter Railway


Cornwall Minerals Railway
  • Miles Constatine


Llanelly Railway
  • Joseph Hepburn
  • Robert Hepburn


Llynvi and Ogmore Railway
  • J Routledge


Monmouthshire Railway
  • W Craig (1849-1854)
  • R Laybourne (1854-1868)
  • H Appleby (1868-1875)


Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway


Shrewsbury and Chester Railway
  • A M Ross (Engineer)
  • Thomas Truss (Carriage Superintendent)
  • Edward Jeffreys
  • Joseph Armstrong (1853-1854)


South Devon Railway;


Vale of Neath Railway
  • Joshua Williams (1851-1865) (General Manager)


West Cornwall Railway
  • Skater
  • H Appleby
  • Joseph Wright (South Devon Railway Locomotive Superintendent)


West Midland Railway


Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway


Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
  • David Joy (1852-1856)
  • Frederic Haward (1856-1857)
  • Edward Wilson (1857-1860)

References[edit]

  • Allen, Cecil J (1948). British Railway Locomotives. Ian Allan. 
  • MacDermot, E T (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, volume I 1833-1863. London: Great Western Railway. 
  • MacDermot, E T (1931). History of the Great Western Railway, volume II 1863-1921. London: Great Western Railway. 
  • The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, Part 3: Absorbed Engines 1854-1921. The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society. 1956.