by Unknown artist, holding a drawing of his locomotive Cornwall
|Died||27 October 1877 (aged 64–65)
|Children||Arthur Reginald Trevithick
Frederick Harvey Trevithick
Jane Trevithick (née Harvey)
|Employer(s)||Grand Junction Railway
London and North Western Railway
|Significant design||4-2-2 locomotive Cornwall|
After leaving the LNWR he returned to Cornwall and became factor of the Trehidy estates, of which his grandfather had been mineral agent in the 18th century. He wrote a biography of his father and, in 1872, had it published. He died at Penzance on 27 October 1877 and was buried there.
His son, Arthur Reginald Trevithick (1858-1939), worked for many years on the LNWR, including several years as assistant locomotive works manager at Crewe. Another son, Frederick Harvey Trevithick (1852-1931), worked for both the Great Western Railway and the Egyptian State Railways and at the latter advanced to Chief Mechanical Engineer.
- 1840 Appointed resident engineer on the GJR between Birmingham and Crewe
- 1841 Appointed Locomotive Superintendent of the GJR at Edge Hill railway works, Liverpool
- 1843 Transferred to the new works at Crewe as Locomotive Superintendent. Trevithick's foreman at Crewe was Alexander Allan, who handled much of the design work.
- 1846 When the GJR became part of the LNWR, Francis Trevithick became Locomotive Superintendent of the Northern Division. His opposite number on the Southern Division (formerly the London & Birmingham Railway), was Edward Bury until his resignation in 1847, and from March in that year J. E. McConnell.
- 1857 Northern and North Eastern (formerly the Manchester & Birmingham Railway) Divisions of the LNWR were combined. The Locomotive Superintendent on the North Eastern Division was John Ramsbottom, who took over at Crewe and Trevithick was obliged to resign.
- London and North Western Railway Society, Glossary, retrieved 2007-10-01
- Steam Index article Richard Trevithick & his successors: son Francis, grandsons Arthur & Frederick, retrieved 2007-10-01
- Nock, O.S. (1968). North Western. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0016-6.
(First locomotive engineer)
|Chief Mechanical Engineer of the
Northern Division of the London and North Western Railway