Ref NoWAT/1
Alt Ref NoIMS/399
TitleEngineering training
DescriptionLetters relating to the early career of Watney, including his apprenticeship at Gorton works, Manchester, and his subsequent employment with the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company. Also, letters and papers relating to salary and employment as Superintendent, Mechanical Workshops, North Western Railway of India and as Officer on Special Duty, Carriage Building. These give details of Watneys' decision (later rescinded) to transfer to the Pakistan Government Railway Department during the handover of power.


Correspondence with J. H. Reeves, General Engineering College, London.
Letters and apprenticeship receipts, Beyer, Peacock and Company Limited.
Correspondence with John Henry Follows of Midland and Scottish Railway Company.
Letters from William Stantiall, Public Works Department, India Office, with articles of agreement for Watney's service as Assistant Locomotive Superintendent, Indian State Railways.
Letters of advice and reference, including from Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, Govenor of Bombay.

Collected by Watney's father, Charles Tillotson Watney.
Extent1 file
Physical DescriptionManuscript; printed materials
Access StatusOpen
CodePerson/Organisation NameDates
NA1246Watney; Norman Charles
NA262London Midland & Scottish Railway; 1923-19481923-1948
IME265Stantiall (1865-1947); Indian civil servant1865-1947
IME266Wilson; Sir; Leslie Orme (1876-1955); British soldier, Conservative politician and Governor of Bombay and Queensland1876-1955
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