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George Bliss Winter

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George Bliss Winter (1869-1914)

1915 Obituary [1]

GEORGE BLISS WINTER, born in India in 1869, died on the 8th August, 1914, aged 45.

Educated in England, he returned to India in 1886, and served an apprenticeship under his father, the late Mr. G. K. Winter, in the Telegraph Department of the Madras Railway.

Subsequently he served as assistant engineer on the construction of the Nilgiri Railway and as acting assistant telegraph engineer on the Madras Railway.

In 1896 he was appointed to the staff of the South Indian Railway, later becoming head of the Electrical and Signalling branch, which position he held until his death. He introduced electric train-lighting, and designed and installed a new system of partial interlocking signalling.

Mr. Winter was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 12th May, 1895.

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