William Bouch 1813 - 1876

born in:
Thursby, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

William Bouch is famous for the locomotives he designed for the Stockton & Darlington Railway. In 1860, Bouch designed the first British locomotives to use a 4-4-0 wheel layout which had earlier become popular in the United States. After returning from Russia, in 1840, he worked for the Stockton and Darlington Railway, and later NER, until he retired in 1873.