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Edwin Francis Howlden (1843-1911) of the Great Northern Railway
1911 Obituary 
EDWIN FRANCIS HOWLDEN was born in March 1843.
He was educated at the Grammar School, Sheffield, and then entered the works of the Great Northern Railway at Doncaster. Having passed through the various departments, he became foreman in 1865, and eleven years later he was appointed Carriage and Wagon Superintendent, which position he held until his retirement in 1904.
Altogether he was in the service of the Great Northern Railway for fifty-one years, during the latter period of which he carried out many improvements to the rolling-stock, etc.
His death took place in London on 7th March 1911, at the age of sixty-eight.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1904.