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Henry Peet

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Henry Peet (1813-1865)

1859 Henry Peet, Locomotive Department, Lancaster and Carlisle Railway.[1]

1865 February 10th. Died.

1866 Obituary [2]

Henry Peet was born at Wigan in 1813; and after serving his time under Messrs. Thompson and Cole, engineers and millwrights, at Bolton, he had charge of the engine station of the London and North Western Railway at Preston, until his appointment in 1857 as locomotive superintendent of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway.

Subsequently, on the amalgamation of this line with the London and North Western Railway in 1862, he became manager of the locomotive works at Wolverton.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1859, and died at Wolverton after an illness of six months on 10th February 1865, in the fifty-third year of his age.

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