Sir Daniel Gooch, 1st Bt(1816-1889), Railway pioneer and inventor
Sitter in 5 portraits
Railway engineer; appointed by Brunel locomotive superintendent of the Great Western Railway; designed the best locomotives of the period; in 1865 became Chairman of the GWR and rescued it from bankruptcy; severe and puritanical in character, but Brunel's closest supporter and friend.
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