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William Sixsmith

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William Sixsmith (1815-1893)

1815 November 18th. Born at Wavertree, Liverpool, the son of William Sixsmith

Driver on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and later on the London and North Western Railway

1842 Married in Birmingham to Maria Townsend

1845 Locomotive driver on the Paris to Rouen line

Employed by Sir John MacNeill, the consulting engineer for the Dublin and Belfast Railway

1849 Returned to England and lived at Liverpool

1852 Sailed for Australia, on board the “Delta” which arrived in Melbourne on 19 October 1852.

1855 Driver on the Sydney-Parramatta railway

Remained with the New South Wales railways for over 30 years until his retirement in 1885 at the age of 70.

1893 Died at his home at Cleveland Street, Redfern, Sydney.

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