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William Adam

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William Adam (1836-1896)

1896 Obituary [1]

" ...Mr. Adam commenced his apprenticeship under the late Mr James Reid, who was then the manager of the old Hyde Park Locomotive Works, of Messrs Neilson and Co, a famous nursery for locomotive engineers of mark: indeed, the deceased was Mr. Reid's first apprentice. Before he completed his time, however, he came under the influence of Mr. Henry Dubs, who eventually became a very notable locomotive engineer. That gentleman was successor to Mr. Reid, who had been induced to take service with Messrs. Sharp, Stewart, and Co, Manchester. Mr. Dubs also became partner with Mr. W. M. Neilson, as well as manager. He had formed a very high opinion of Mr Adam, who had already earned a reputation...[more]"

1896 Obituary [2]

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