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Thomas Savin

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Thomas Savin (1826-1889), Railway contractor.

1826 Born in Oswestry the son of John Savin and his wife Mary Davies

1852 Married in Oswetry to Elizabeth Hughes

Savin built at least ten different railways, in Wales and the border area. He was also employed to build the Bishop’s Castle Railway in 1863, but he must have already been experiencing some monetary problems, because he took their £20,000 advance but never built the line.[1]

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