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William Smith (1825-1911)

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William Smith (1825-1911)

1912 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM SMITH died at Liverpool on the 12th November, 1911, aged 86.

He was articled in 1840 to the late Mr. J. J. Myres, of Preston, and after a varied engineering experience he was appointed in 1857 Engineer and Secretary of the Cromford and High Peak Railway.

On its transfer to the London and North Western Railway in 1861 he entered the latter company’s service, and served over 22 years as Divisional Engineer on the Crewe and Holyhead divisions.

He retired in 1889.

Mr. Smith was elected a Member of The Institution on the 13th January, 1874.

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