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William George Beattie

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William George Beattie (c1842-1918)

c.1842 Born in London, the son of Joseph Hamilton Beattie, the Mechanical Engineer of the London and South Western Railway[1]

William George Beattie, locomotive engineer, was the son of Joseph Hamilton Beattie.

He joined the London and South Western Railway in 1862 as a draughtsman at Nine Elms Locomotive Works.

1871 Succeeded his father in the same position from 23rd November 1871.

He was not however a success in this post and was forced to resign in 1878.

He died in 1918.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD