Richard Philip Charles Sanderson (1858 - 1942)
American railway engineer.
Born 9 Jan 1858 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Died 11 Jul 1942.
Educated at the Royal Institution School at Liverpool and later in Kassel, Germany. He served his apprenticeship with Laird Brothers at Birkenhead. For a time he was with a millwright engineering firm in Manchester, before migrating to the USA. His first job was with the Delamater Iron Works, New York. He then he joined the Norfolk and Western Railway, rising from draughtsman to Inspector, Travelling Engineer, Master Mechanic and Asst. Superintendent of Motive Power. He then became Assistant Mechanic Superintendent on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rly.; Superintendent of Motive Power of Seaboard Air Line; Superintendent Motive Power of Virginian Rly. Works Manager of Baldwin Loco. Works.
In 1907 he became superintendent of motive power and designed some locomotives for a railway in Virginia. He then joined Baldwin Locomotive Works as superintendent of the new Eddystone shops. In 1915 he was sent to take charge of Baldwin's office in London and handled the sales to the allied countries and Africa during WWI.