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William Gowland

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William Gowland ( -1875)

Brother of Jim Gowland

Driver for the Royal George for the Stockton and Darlington Railway

Drove the Sans Pareil at the Rainhill Trials

He later accompanied the Sans Pareil to the Bolton and Leigh Railway where he ran it for some years.

1875 Died a few weeks before the S&DR Railway Jubilee

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.