John George Robinson 1856 - 1943

born in:
Bristol, Bristol, England, United Kingdom

1872 - aged 16 began his engineering career as apprentice to Joseph Armstrong at the GWR works in Swindon.

1900-1922 - Chief mechanical engineer of the Great Central Railway 1923 - Prior to the Great Central's grouping into the London and North Eastern Railway he declined the post of chief mechanical engineer of the LNER, choosing instead to step aside for the younger Nigel Gresley.