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Gooch, Sir Daniel, first baronet (1816–1889), railway engineer and executive, was born at Bedlington, Northumberland, on 24 August 1816, the third son of John Gooch (1763–1833) and his wife, Anna Longridge (1783–1863). His father was the cashier and bookkeeper at the Bedlington ironworks, where ...

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Stanier, Sir William Arthur (1876–1965), locomotive engineer and railway administrator, was born on 27 May 1876, at 10 Wellington Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, the son of William Henry Stanier and his wife, Grace, daughter of Robert Ball, of Southport. W. H. Stanier, who spent a lifetime in the service of the ...