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Ramsey Kendal

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Ramsey Kendal (c1854-1932)

Locomotive Department, North Eastern Railway, Gateshead.

1932 Obituary [1]

RAMSEY KENDAL had been a Member of the Institution for fifty-one years, having been elected in 1881. He was for many years connected with the locomotive department of the North Eastern Railway, in which he served his apprenticeship at Gateshead.

After a brief training in mining engineering, he was offered the position of boiler inspector at the Gateshead railway works and some years later was appointed works manager at the Darlington locomotive works. Under his management a number of noteworthy innovations were made, such as the introduction of electric cranes in the erecting shop.

He left the company about four years before the War to join the firm of Messrs. J. Stone and Company, and he retired after about four years with this firm.

His death occurred on 20th August 1932.

1932 Obituary[2]

"The Late Me. R. Kendal.— We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Ramsey Kendal, which took place at his home in Wimbledon, on August 20, at the age of 78. Mr. Kendal was connected with the Locomotive Department of the North Eastern Railway Co for many years. In the early seventies of last century he served an apprenticeship of five years at the Gateshead Works of the North Eastern Railway, subsequently entering the drawing office for a period of 20 months. Afterwards he spent a year under the late Mr. John Taylor, of Earsdon, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, during which he received training in mining engineering. At the close of 1879 he was offered, and accepted, the position of boiler inspector in the Locomotive Department of the North Eastern Railway Company at Gateshead. Some years later he was appointed manager of the locomotive works of the Railway Company at Darlington, a position he continued to occupy for many years. Mr. Kendal was elected a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as long ago as 1881."

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