Edward Thompson

Mechanical Engineer, Project participant

1881 – 1954

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Who was Edward Thompson?

Edward Thompson was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Eastern Railway between 1941 and 1946. Edward Thompson was born at Marlborough, Wiltshire on 25 June 1881. He was the son of an assistant master at Marlborough College. He was educated at Marlborough before taking the Mechanical Science Tripos at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Thompson's academic background contrasts with that of his predecessor Nigel Gresley, who had also attended Marlborough, but then gained practical experience as a pupil at Horwich Works.

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Born
Jun 25, 1881
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Profession
Education
  • Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • Marlborough College
Died
1954

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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