Richard Maunsell

British locomotive engineer born Raheny, Ireland

Richard Edward Lloyd Maunsell CBE (pronounced "Mansell") (26 May 1868 – 7 March 1944), from Raheny in Ireland, held the post of chief mechanical engineer (CME) of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway from 1913 until the 1923 Grouping and then the post of CME of the Southern Railway in England until 1937. He had previously held significant positions at other railways in England, Ireland and India.


  • Make everything get-at-able
    • Nock, O.S. (1982). Irish steam : a twenty-year survey, 1920-1939. Newton Abbott and Pomfret, Vermont: David & Charles. ISBN 0715379615. OCLC 9802320, p.22
    • This was dictum he regulary iterated to his railway designers to impress the importance that components should be easily accessible for maintenance and replacement.
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