See also:English railway
See also:administrator, was the son of a Liverpool
See also:merchant, and was
See also:born on the 23rd of
See also:September 1814 . The
See also:history of his
See also:life is practically the history of the
See also:London &
See also:North-Western railway for the
See also:period in which he lived . When he first became a member of the
See also:board in 1847, the
See also:company had just come into existence by the amalgamation of the London &
See also:Birmingham, the Manchester & Birmingham, and the
See also:Grand Junction lines, and it was during his long connexion with it—first as director and then (from 1862 to 1891) as chairman—that its
See also:system was
See also:developed substantially into what it is now . The Chester &
See also:Holyhead, the
See also:Lancaster & Carlisle, and many smaller lines were gradually added to it, either by leasing or by
See also:complete absorption, and finally in 1877 an
See also:act was obtained consolidating all into one homogeneous whole . Throughout his career,
See also:powers of organization and his
See also:genius for what may be called railway
See also:diplomacy were of the greatest
See also:advantage to the company, and to him it owed in very large measure its commanding position . An extremely hard worker himself, he expected equal
See also:diligence of his subordinates; but energy and capacity did not go unrewarded, for he made promotions, not by
See also:standing or seniority, but by merit . Sir Richard Moon, who was created a
See also:baronet in 1887, died at
See also:Coventry on the 17th of
See also:November 1899 .
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