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Thompson, His Life and Locomotives (Hardback)

Transport Photographic Books Colour Books Trains and Railways

By Tim Hillier-Graves
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 288
Illustrations: 250 colour & black and white illustrations & locomotive weight diagrams
ISBN: 9781526731166
Published: 30th January 2021

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Edward Thompson was the London & North Eastern Railways second Chief Mechanical Engineer, following the death of Sir Nigel Gresley in 1941.

He was in office from 1941-1946, when he retired, after a long career as a mechanical engineer, working for several railway companies, including the North Eastern, Great Northern and after the grouping the London & North Eastern Railway.

He was a very controversial figure, often maligned by railway historians for his reconstruction of several classes of steam locomotive, including the Gresley prototype pacific Great Northern, which many people still feel was unnecessary.

However there is more to Edward Thompson than his period as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London & North Eastern Railway, in that he had a complex side to him, which might have originated from his experiences in the First World War, during which he served with distinction in France.

This book for the first time, sets out to explain both the man and his philosophy, looking at the complex reasoning behind the way he came to his decisions over locomotive design and why he decided to reconstruct a number of Sir Nigel Gresley's locomotives.

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About Tim Hillier-Graves

Tim Hillier-Graves was born in North London in 1951, on leaving University he served with the Royal Navy seeing wide service on land and sea.


For much of this time he specialised in weapon development projects, specifically missiles and heavyweight torpedoes, working alongside BAe Systems, Marconi Space and defence systems and Mc Donnell Douglas in the process.


In support of this work he undertook prolonged periods study at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich and the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivingham. 


Later in his career he changed specialisms and focussed on human resource management and also outsourcing to industry.


After which he became an assistant director with responsibility of housing for military personnel, from which he retired 2011, to concentrate more fully on writing.

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