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David MacNab Ramsay

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of Florida St, Mount Florida, Glasgow (1905)

c.1873 Born in Perth[1]

1891 Living with his parents in Perth, an engine fitter[2]

1901 Employed as an assistant manager (loco engineer); living in Glasgow St Rollox

1905 David MacNab Ramsay and Hugh Reid patented [3] a joint invention, the Reid-Ramsay steam-turbine electric-locomotive[4], which underwent some trials but was not placed in service[5].

1922 Ramsay formed the Ramsay Condensing Locomotive Co which commissioned a second turbo-electric locomotive from Armstrong, Whitworth and Co of Newcastle[6].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1891 census
  3. European patent database
  4. The Engineer 1909/11/05
  5. Reid Ramsay loco[1]
  6. The Times Mar 29, 1922