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Gilbert Szlumper

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Major Gilbert Szlumper (1884-1969), Railway Manager.

1884 Born at Kew, son of Alfred Weeks Szlumper

1902 Worked for London and South Western Railway in the Chief Engineer's (J. W. Jacomb-Hood) drawing office at Waterloo[1] followed by various positions for the railway; for almost 25 years he was the right-hand man of Herbert Walker on the London and South Western Railway and the Southern Railway

1923 Appointed docks and marine manager of the Southern, which responsibility he held until 1927; he was assistant general manager.

Best known for:

1937 Became General Manager of the Southern Railway in succession to Herbert Walker

1969 Died in Chelsea[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Civil Engineer Records 1820-1930
  2. BMD
  • Chris de Winter Hebron, 50 Famous Railwaymen, 2005