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Guy Calthrop

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Sir Guy Calthrop (1870-1918), general manager of the London and North Western Railway and later Coal Controller

His brother was Everard Richard Calthrop

Born in Uppingham, Rutland

He entered the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) as a Cadet at the age of 16 in 1886.

In 1892 he was appointed outdoor assistant to the Superintendent of the Line at Euston, and in 1894.

In 1901 he became personal assistant to Sir Frederick Harrison.

1902 Calthrop left the LNWR to take up a position as General Superintendent of the Caledonian Railway, and in 1908 was promoted to General Manager.

1910 Calthrop left Britain to become General Manager of the Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway.

In 1913 Calthrop returned to Britain and the LNWR, where he was appointed General Manager of the LNWR in succession to Frank Ree, who died in 1914.

During the First World War, Calthrop was seconded by the Government, who appointed him Controller of Mines. For this service, Calthrop was made a baronet of Croxley House, Hertfordshire in 1918.

He died less than a year later however on 23 February 1919, and his baronetcy became extinct upon his death.

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