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John Cleminson

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John Cleminson (1816-1878), an early railwayman

1816 Born at Bury

Apprenticed to Timothy Hackworth.

He worked on engines designed by George Stephenson.

1839 Married Mary Maycock

c1840 Birth of son James Lyons Cleminson

Worked on the "iron horse" under James Fenton

Later worked in South America as locomotive superintendent of the Iquique, the original Nitrate Railway.

1878 Died [1].

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