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William Stroudley
Birth: Mar. 6, 1833
Banbury, England
Death: Dec. 20, 1889
Paris, France

Railroad Locomotive Designer. From the age of ten he worked in a printing shop in Birmingham, England. Following his apprenticeship he joined the Vulcan Foundry in 1848 to work on stationary steam engines. From 1865 he was Locomotive Superintendant on the Highland Railway, Scotland. While there he produced his first locomotive, and created the colour scheme Stroudley's Improved Engine Green. His colour-blindness meant this was in fact a shade of light brown. In 1870 he became Locomotive Superintendant of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. He modernised the line by building new workshops and running sheds and introduced the new locomotive designs that he is remembered for today. These included the express locomotive "Gladstone" and the Terrier class of tank engines. These remained in use until the 1960's. His locomotive designs won gold medals at the Paris exhibition in 1888 and 1889. He also patented designs for paddle wheels, railroad signals, lamps and speed indicators. He died while attending the Paris exhibition. The "Gladstone" locomotive can be seen at the National Railway Museum, York and several examples of the Terrier class survive on Britain's working steam railways. (bio by: js) 
 
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Woodvale Cemetery and Crematorium
Brighton
Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority
East Sussex, England
 
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Record added: Dec 21, 2008
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