Portal:London Transport/Vote/Biographies Archive

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The following are the nominations, votes and comments made for Selected biographies for the London Transport Portal.

Charles Holden[edit]

In the 1920s and 1930s, Holden's station designs for the Northern line extensions to Morden and High Barnet, the Piccadilly line extensions to Cockfosters, Hounslow West and Uxbridge and the modernisation of many central London stations gave the Underground a lasting legacy of great architectural value.--17:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)DavidCane (talk)

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  1. As nom (I wrote some of this). DavidCane (talk) 17:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
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recycle Reopened

  • Moved this from the selected article area as it is about a person. Simply south (talk) 17:12, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Charles Bressey[edit]

Chief Road Engineer whose 1937 report The Highway Development Survey with Edwin Lutyens was the genesis of plans for the M25. DavidCane (talk) 22:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 22:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
  2. I would support this as a change from railway people. Simply south (talk) 17:07, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
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Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield[edit]

The Underground's Managing Director for 9 years and Chairman for 28 years. DavidCane (talk) 22:20, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 22:20, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
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James Henry Greathead[edit]

Engineer for the Tower Subway and the City and South London Railway, and perfecter of the tunnelling shield which made tube railways possible. DavidCane (talk) 22:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 22:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
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Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet[edit]

Engineer of the Metropolitan and Metropolitan District Railways. DavidCane (talk) 22:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 22:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
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Whitaker Wright[edit]

Financier behind the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway. Convicted of fraud on a grand scale and committed suicide by taking cyanide at the Royal Courts of Justice. DavidCane (talk) 01:17, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 01:17, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
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Stanley Heaps[edit]

As an alternative to Green. Heaps was originally Green's assistant. Following Green's death, Heaps designed the Bakerloo stations on the extension to Queen's Park and the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway's stations on the extension from Golders Green to Edgware. as well as a few later stations in conjunction with Charles Holden. DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Doesn't seem to be as well known but looks okay. Simply south (talk) 14:02, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
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Edward Johnston[edit]

Johnston created both the tube roundel and the typeface used originally used on the Underground but now used across all TfL activities. DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
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Edward Watkin[edit]

The main behind the Metropolitan Railway and the Great Central Railway, he had ambitions to build the channel tunnel and link the midlands and the north with France via the Inner Circle. He was also responsible for Watkin's folly, a half finished tower intended to rival the Eiffel Tower. DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
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Leslie Green[edit]

Green designed the classic red terracotta-faced stations built for the UERL's tube lines, many of which remain. He died young and although little is known about him, there should be enough for a brief biography on the portal. DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
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George Shillibeer[edit]

George Shillibeer built and operated the first Omnibus service in London, starting in 1829 and running from Paddington to the Bank of England. We've not had a biographer related to buses yet. DavidCane (talk) 22:48, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nominator. DavidCane (talk) 22:48, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
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William Henry Barlow[edit]

Barlow was engineer for the Midland Railway responsible for much of the work between London and the Midlands including the train shed for St Pancras Station, the widest cast iron arched roof in the world at the time. He was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and worked on the enquiry into the Tay Bridge disaster and was one of the engineers for the Forth Bridge. DavidCane (talk) 01:18, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nominator. --DavidCane (talk) 01:18, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
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Charles Yerkes[edit]

Dodgy American financier who managed to give London three tube lines in five years. DavidCane (talk) 22:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 22:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
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Harry Beck[edit]

Mr Tube Map. Established principles still used today and created one of the most recognisable images of London. DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nom DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
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Barbara Jane Harrison[edit]

Ms Harrison was posthumously awarded the George Cross, Britain's highest civilian bravery award, for saving passengers after the crash of BOAC Flight 712 (see nomination for this as selected article above). DavidCane (talk) 21:00, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

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  1. Reason for support DavidCane (talk) 21:00, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
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Marc Isambard Brunel[edit]

Sir Marc Brunel, father of Isambard. French born, he served in their navy, became chief engineer in New York, invented a machine to make pulley blocks for the British Navy and, most importantly for London, was engineer of the Thames Tunnel. DavidCane (talk) 01:18, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nominator. --DavidCane (talk) 01:18, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
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