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Courtenay Boyle

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Picture published in 1894.

Sir Courtenay Boyle (1845-1901), Railway man.

1845 Born in America; eldest son of Captain Cavendish Spencer Boyle.

1886 Became Assistant Secretary to the Railway Department of the Board of Trade.

1901 Died.

1901 Obituary [1]

1901 Obituary [2]

....It must not be supposed that his duties were limited strictly to looking after railways. Tramways, canals, shipping, lighthouses, gas and water, patents, and latterly electricity, had each and all to be dealt with....

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