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At the time of the creation of the South Eastern & Chatham Railways Joint Management Committee, the Locomotive Superintendents of the South Eastern and London Chatham & Dover Railways both took early retirement. Harry Smith Wainwright (1864-1925), the number two of the South Eastern Railway, became the Locomotive Superintendent of the South Eastern & Chatham, and Robert Riddell Surtees (1855-1919), the number two on the LC&DR, became Chief Draughtsman of the SECR. Apart from boiler design, in which he took a particular interest, Wainwright delegated most of the locomotive design to Surtees.
Stirling 4-4-0 No. 467 as rebuilt by Wainwright
In 1899 the SE&CR took possession of five locomotives ordered by the Great North of Scotland Railway to a design of Pickersgill, but which the GNOSR was unable to pay for. These became the SE&CR "G" Class 4-4-0
South Eastern & Chatham Railway "American Car Express" behind a Wainwright "D" Class 4-4-0
Wainwright Class "H" 0-4-4T No. 541, built in 1904
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