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Herbert Ashcombe Walker

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Sir Herbert Ashcombe Walker (1868-1949), Railway Manager.

1868 Born in Paddington.

1912 General Manager of London and South Western Railway

1923 Percy Crosland Tempest, Sir William Forbes, Sir Herbert Walker were appointed joint general managers of the Southern Railway on grouping

1923 After Forbes retired in June, Tempest continued as joint general manager until the end of the year when he also retired.

1924 Walker became sole General Manager of Southern Railway

1937 Retired from the Southern Railway

WWII Chairman of the Railway Executive Committee

His deputy for almost 25 years was Gilbert Szlumper

1949 Obituary [1]

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