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Charles Troward

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Charles Troward (1829-1873)

1862 Charles Troward, Locomotive Department, Great Northern Railway, Doncaster.[1]

1873 November 26th. Died.

1874 Obituary [2]

CHARLES TROWARD was born at Torre, Torquay, on 8th January 1829.

In 1848 he became the pupil of Mr. Archibald Sturrock in the locomotive works of the Great Western Railway at Swindon, and afterwards on the Great Northern Railway.

He was then appointed to the locomotive works at Boston, and was subsequently removed to Doncaster, where he remained until 1867, when the position he had held of District Locomotive Superintendent terminated in consequence of a change in the working arrangements.

He constructed a binocular telescope of his own invention, which was exhibited and received a prize.

He died in London on 26th November 1873, at the age of forty-four, his health having been failing for some years previously.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1862.

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