Donald Reeve

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Donald Reeve
Born 1923
Long Buckby, Northamptonshire
Died 1994
Nationality British
Occupation Engineer
Engineering career
Discipline Civil
Institutions Institution of Civil Engineers (president)
Locomotive 47540 which carried the name originally given by Reeve to another locomotive

Donald Arthur David Reeve (1923–1994) was a British civil engineer.

Reeve was born in 1923 in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire.[1][2] He became Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of the Severn Trent Water Authority by 1985 when he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours.[3] Reeve was elected president of the Institution of Civil Engineers for the November 1985 to November 1986 session.[4] On 22 May 1986, he officially named a British Rail Class 47 locomotive (no. 47366) as The Institution of Civil Engineers at Liverpool Lime Street railway station.[5] Locomotive 47366 was scrapped in 1999 but the name had been officially transferred to locomotive number 47969, another British Rail Class 47, on 2 September 1991.[6][7] This unit (renumbered 47540) was withdrawn from service in 2003 and is currently located at the Wensleydale Railway, a heritage railway line.[7] Reeve himself died in 1994 in the West Midlands.[1]

Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
John Anthony Derrington
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
November 1985 – November 1986
Succeeded by
David Gwilym Morris Roberts


  1. ^ a b "Johnson Family Tree". 
  2. ^ Watson, Garth (1989). The Smeatonians: the Society of Civil Engineers. London: Thomas Telford Ltd. p. 175. 
  3. ^ "No. 50154". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 1985. p. 8. 
  4. ^ Watson 1988, p. 254.
  5. ^ "Number 47366". The 47's. Retrieved 4 March 2012. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "47366". BRDatabase. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Number 47975". The 47's. Retrieved 4 March 2012. [permanent dead link]