British Railway History Item
Alfred John Hill
Born in 1862, Alfred John Hill became an apprentice at the Great Eastern Railway's (GER) Stratford Works in 1877. In 1899, he had become Manager of the Locomotive Carriage & Wagon Works. In 1912 he was promoted to the position of Locomotive Superintendent, which was retitled as Chief Mechanical Engineer in 1915.
Hill is probably best known for his N7 0-6-2T class. He also introduced the Robinson superheater to the GER.
With the 1923 Grouping, Hill retired. He died on 14th March 1927.
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