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John Hardy

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A pupil of Stephenson's

1820 Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Employed at the works of Robert Stephenson and Co and Hawks and Co.[1]

1851 head of the locomotive repair works of the Chemins-de-fer de l'Ouest where his son John George was born

1859 Birth of his son William Edward Hardy in Rouen

John and John George Hardy developed a railway train brake 'of exceptional importance'.[2]

1860 Went to Vienna and entered the Austrian railroad service.

Manager of the workshops of the Southern Railway of Austria

1866 John Hardy, Engineer, The Mall, Armagh (query - is this the same Hardy?).[3]

1873 Exhibited The Emperor of Austria's Private Travelling Carriage at the Vienna Universal Exhibition in Vienna

1885 Seriously ill; his son William returned to Austria

1886 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1900 À PARIS. CATALOGUE DES SECTIONS AUTRICHIENNES. PUBLIÉ PAR LE COMMISSARIAT GÉNÉRAL IMPÉRIAL-ROYAL D’AUTRICHE, VOLUME 4 a. GROUPE VI. GÉNIE CIVIL. MOYENS DE TRANSPORT. CHEMINS DE FER. VIENNA. 1900.
  2. [2] EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1900 À PARIS. CATALOGUE DES SECTIONS AUTRICHIENNES. PUBLIÉ PAR LE COMMISSARIAT GÉNÉRAL IMPÉRIAL-ROYAL D’AUTRICHE, VOLUME 4 a. GROUPE VI. GÉNIE CIVIL. MOYENS DE TRANSPORT. CHEMINS DE FER. VIENNA. 1900.
  3. 1866 Institution of Mechanical Engineers