Thow, William

Railway engineer who worked for the South Australian Railways and became chief mechanical engineer of the New South Wales Railways. He was involved in two royal commissions in 1892. Thow was accused of belonging to a 'ring' with Edward Eddy, Sir John Fowler and the English locomotive manufacturers, Beyer, Peacock and Company, but the charges were eventually dismissed. His overall influence on locomotive development was considerable; his designs operating on five Australian systems. He died leaving an estate valued at 15,962 pounds.

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Born
West Derby, Lancashire, England
29 Jun 1842
Arrived Sydney
1889
Died
Warrawee, Sydney
10 Mar 1926
Buried
12 Mar 1926
Occupation
Position
11 Apr 1889 - 1911
Property
Occupied
1898 - 1907