Ingham Sutcliffe, obituary, locomotive superintendent KCR 1915-1919

KCR Steam Locomotive Leaving Kowloon Terminus 1917 KCR Website

A train leaving Kowloon Terminus 1917

“Ingham Sutcliffe who had only recently set up in business as a consulting engineer in Siam, was previously engaged as assistant chief mechanical engineer and superintendent of workshops on the Royal State Railways of Siam.

He had held this appointment since 1919 and resigned from government service in 1930.

He was born at Bradford in 1880, and after serving as senior draughtsman to several companies, eventually became locomotive superintendent to the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway, a position he held from 1911 to 1915.

In 1915 he was appointed in a similar capacity to the Kowloon Canton Railway, Hong Kong, and in 1919 went to Siam.

Mr. Sutcliffe was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1905 and was transferred to Membership in 1913.

His death occurred at Bangkok, Siam, on 4th January 1932.”(1)

This article was first posted on 2nd July 2017.


  1.  1932 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries, Courtesy Grace’s Guides.


  1. Grace’s Guides – Grace’s Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 123,778 pages of information and 191,191 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

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