John Ramsbottom 1814 - 1897

Locomotive engineer
born in:
Todmorden, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

In 1839 Ramsbottom joined Sharp, Roberts and Company of Manchester afterwhich he was recommended, by Charles Beyer, in 1842, to become locomotive superintendent of the Manchester and Birmingham Railway. When the M&BR was amalgamated with the London & Birmingham Railway Ramsbottom became district superintendant of the LNWR. In 1857 he then became locomotive superintendant at Crewe.He retired in 1871.

Inventor of the Ramsbottom-type safety valve.