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John Reid (1861-1933)

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1861-1933, locomotive engineer

1861 Born in Manchester, son of James Reid

Educated at Glasgow Mechanics Institute and College of Science and Arts

1880 Apprenticed at Hyde Park Works, Glasgow

1893 partner in firm Neilson and Co

1894 On the death of James Reid, the business was continued by the remaining partners, his sons Hugh Reid, John Reid, Andrew Thomson Reid, Walter Montgomerie Neilson Reid[1]

1897 Joined I Mech E

Director of North British Locomotive Co

1918 Knighted for public services

1931 Joined Inst of Locomotive Engineers (London)[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec 05, 1894
  2. Mechanical Engineer Records
  • Mechanical Engineer records 1847-1930
  • Obituary: The Times Jan 26, 1933