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Thomas Ormonde Berminham Otway-Ruthven (1872-1931)
1922 M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Loco.E., Chief Mech. Engr., Nigerian Rlys.; b. 1872; s. of W. C. Bermingham-Otway-Ruthven. Ed. Ipswich and Corrig Sch., Kingstown. Training: Crewe Works, L.N.W. Rly. App. at Crewe, L.N.W. Rly.; District Loco. Supt., L.B.&.S.C. Rly.; Asst. Loco. Supt., Construction of Baro Kano Rly., also Bauchi Light Rly., Northern Nigeria; District Loco. Supt. (amalgamation Nigerian Rlys. ), Nigerian Rlys.; Chief Loco. Supt., Construction Eastern Nigerian Rly., Port Harcourt to Enugu; now Chief Mech. Engr., Nigerian Rlys. Club: Junior Army and Navy, London. Address: Nigerian Rlys., Ebute Metta, Nigeria, West Af.
1931 Obituary 
THOMAS ORMONDE BERMINGHAM OTWAY-RUTHVEN was for many years chief mechanical engineer of the Baro-Kano Railway, Northern Nigeria, an appointment he took up in 1910.
He remained with the company until 1909, first as a draughtsman for a period of nine years and later as district locomotive superintendent at Battersea.
He went to Nigeria in 1910 as assistant locomotive superintendent of the Baro-Kano Railway; he was later for a time locomotive superintendent to the Eastern Nigerian Railways Construction.
Mr. Otway-Ruthven was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1914 and was transferred to Membership in 1917.
He died on 11th March 1931.