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Thomas Gethig Clayton (1831-1916), railway carriage designer, of Midland Railway
1847 Trained under his father in engineering at Madeley
1852-1859 Worked in various engineering establishments in London and elsewhere
1863- Oversaw the building of Swindon Works.
1873 Carriage and wagon superintendent for the Midland Railway, head of a department employing 4000 men.
1873-77 Oversaw the building of the Carriage and Wagon Works at Derby Works
1875 Responsible for the redesign and refurbishment of 3rd class to 2nd class carriages.
1876 Designed the 12-wheel bogie composites and 8-wheel thirds for the Scottish expresses
Also responsible for the universal brake hose couplings between carriages.
1879 Introduced Travelling Post Office
1884 Elected a member of the Inst Civil Engineers
1891 Thomas G Clayton 60, civil engineer (Midland Railway), employer, lived in Shardlow with Mary E Clayton 46, his stepson, Harold W Gough 20, James A Clayton 16, Marion G Clayton 13, Thomas G Clayton 11, Charles S J Clayton 10
1892-3 Introduced 12-wheel bogie diners.
1897 Introduced 'Clerestory-balloon' coaches for Manchester.
By 1906 his address was The Grange, Normanton, Derby
By 1916 he was living in Bournemouth