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James Hurman

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Obituary 1908 [1]

Since the death of Mr . George Fisher, and the appointment of Mr. Beasley as the ruling power on the Taff Vale, little in connection with his old line of rail has been heard of Mr. James Hurman, who died at his home in Cardiff, on Saturday, in his sixty-seventh year. As traffic manager on the Taff he had a long and prominent career; but when this ended he became superintendent of Cardiff Docks, and was chiefly engaged in piloting new Bills. His long and varied experience made him of especial usefulness to Sir W. T. Lewis, and his success in many efforts and developments has been marked. In railway life in South Wales his loss has been severe, and it will be difficult to find one who had such a thorough knowledge of the railway history of Wales. Messrs. Page, Henshaw, and John Williams, pioneer of the Brecon, may be named as a few.



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