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Edward Norman Richard Hurt

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Edward Norman Richard Hurt (1880-1924)

1924 Obituary [1]

EDWARD NORMAN RICHARD HURT was born at Sandal, near Wakefield, on 12th January 1880, and was educated at Wakefield Grammar School, afterwards serving an apprenticeship at the Great Northern Railway Locomotive Works, Doncaster.

He then gained experience in the Running Sheds at Doncaster.

From there he obtained an appointment in the locomotive department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway as assistant to the Locomotive Superintendent, Newton Heath, and in March 1906 was promoted to take charge of experiments at Horwich.

Subsequently he held appointments as District Locomotive Superintendent at Lower Darwen, near Blackburn, and at Sandhills, near Liverpool, eventually being promoted as 2nd assistant to the Motive Power Superintendent at Horwich.

This position he held until his death on 25th January 1921, at the age of forty-four.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1907; he was also a Member of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers.

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