Tom Hurry Riches

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Tom Hurry Riches
Born (1846-11-24)24 November 1846
Cardiff, Wales
Died 4 September 1911(1911-09-04) (aged 64)
Cardiff, Wales
Known for Railway engineer
Children Charles T. Hurry Riches (son)

Tom Hurry Riches (1846–1911) was a British engineer who became the Locomotive Superintendent of the Taff Vale Railway in October 1873, and held the post until his death. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest locomotive superintendent in Britain. Riches was elected as a Whitworth Exhibitioner in 1868[1].

His son, Charles T. Hurry Riches was Locomotive Superintendent of the Rhymney Railway from 1906 until 1922.


  1. ^ The Whitworth Society. 'The Whitworth Register', 2008, p.46

The Whitworth Register, 2008, The Whitworth Society.

Business positions
Preceded by
B. S. Fisher
Locomotive Superintendent of the Taff Vale Railway
Succeeded by
John Cameron
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Edward Pritchard Martin
President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Succeeded by
John Aspinall