Egide Walschaerts 1820 - 1901
- born in:
- Malines, Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium
1842 - started work at the railway workshops of the State Railways in Malines. 1844 - patented a new valve gear arrangement for locomotives. 1878 - awarded a Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition. 1883 - awarded a Diploma of Honour at the Antwerp Exposition.