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RH067 James Holden

  • RH067  James Holden

NEW APRIL 2019. James Holden was the GER's Locomotive Superintendent from 1885 to 1907. The main part of this file is a twelve-page Illustrated Interview with him, which appeared in the Railway Magazine for May 1900. 

Topics discussed include the new 4-4-0 No. 1900, how it would be got to the Paris Exhibition and that the GER was also responsible for providing the length of track it was to stand on there; the possibility of moving the Works from Stratford and Temple Mills out into the country, to escape the very high rates levied by the Borough of West Ham; the use of oil fuel to avoid high coal prices, but that the price of oil has now shot up as well; the testing of water supplies and constructional materials in the laboratory at Stratford; the enginemen's dormitory at Stratford; the widening of the suburban carriage stock; proposals for improved brakes; and the instituting of a GER workmen's Pension Fund. The article is illustrated with fourteen photographs.

As a bonus, one further page has been added. This comes from the Locomotive Magazine of October 1907 and is a tribute to James Holden on his retirement.  (This issue of that magazine, together with 375 others, can be obtained on our double DVD of the Locomotive Magazine 1896-1923.)

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