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Tomyns Reginald Browne

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Tomyns Reginald Browne (1854-1920)

Assistant District Locomotive Superintendent, East Indian Railway, Allahabad, India


1921 Obituary [1]

TOMYNS REGINALD BROWNE, M.B.E., was born in Jersey, C.I., on 30th August 1854.

He received his technical training in the locomotive works of the Midland Railway at Derby, and then joined the inspecting staff of Sir A. M. Rendel and Sons, Westminster, consulting engineers to the India Office for Indian State and Company-worked railways.

In 1878 he went to India as assistant district locomotive superintendent on the East Indian Railway, becoming in due course district loco. superintendent, and deputy locomotive superintendent.

In 1898 he was appointed rolling stock superintendent at Howrah, and planned and equipped the new Carriage and Wagon Works at Lilloah, introducing electric drive.

Four years later he returned to Jamalpur, becoming Locomotive Superintendent, and held this position until his retirement in 1908.

He retired from the East Indian Railway Volunteer Rifles with the rank of Lieut.-Colonel, and held the Volunteer Officers' Decoration. During the War he was engaged at Woolwich Arsenal, under the Ministry of Munitions, for which services he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

His death took place suddenly at Tenterden on 14th December 1920, at the age of sixty six.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1874 and a Member in 1879.



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