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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Walter Vaux

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Walter Vaux ( -1931)


1931 Obituary [1]

WALTER VAUX was born in Leeds in 1851, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Kitson and Company.

In 1873 he joined Messrs. Fox and Walker of Bristol, for whom he was later engaged upon a contract in the Argentine in connexion with a new line of railway. He later went abroad in the capacity of locomotive foreman in the service of the Tunisian Railway Company, Tunis, at a time when they were extending and developing their system.

In 1881 he returned to England to take up an appointment as chief engineer and manager of the Bradford Tramways and Omnibus Company, and he superintended the construction of lines operated by steam-trams.

Mr. Vaux was subsequently appointed manager of the South Lancashire Tramways Company, St. Helens, and in 1904 he took up work of a more commercial character with the National Rail and Tramways Appliance Company, in Liverpool. He was responsible for the development of various specialities in connexion with tramway fittings, particularly the steel-back cast-iron brake-block.

Mr. Vaux was chairman of this company at the time of his death on 19th December 1931.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1897.


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