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Richard Francis Trevithick (1845-1913)
Son of Francis Trevithick
1913 Obituary 
RICHARD FRANCIS TREVITHICK, grandson of Richard Trevithick, one of the pioneers of steam locomotion, was born on the 11th December, 1845, and died at Southampton on the 13th February, 1913.
In 1871 he was appointed Chief Mechanical Engineer on the Rosario-Cordova Railway, Argentina, and later occupied similar positions on the Ceylon Government Railways and the Western Division of the Imperial Government Railways of Japan.
He retired from the Japanese service in 1904, having had the distinction of building the first locomotive constructed in Japan, and being the last foreign railway official to leave the country.
Mr. Trevithick was elected a Member of The Institution on the 5th May, 1885.