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William Steel Brown

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1863 William Steel Brown, Locomotive Superintendent, Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, Cowlairs, Glasgow.[1]

1864 May 25th. Died.[2]


1865 Obituary [3]

William Steel Brown was born at Innerkip near Greenock in 1835.

After serving his time under Mr. Kirtley in the locomotive works of the Midland Railway, Derby, he had the charge of an engine station on that line, and subsequently on the Great Northern Railway at the locomotive works, Peterborough, until his appointment in 1861 as locomotive superintendent of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

His death took place after a short illness on 25th May 1864.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1863.


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