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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

Best known for:

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

1969 Died in Chelsea[2]

See Also

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Sources of Information

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