Sir Sam Fay by Lieut. Percival Anderson
Sir Samuel (Sam) Fay (1856-1953), railway administrator. General Manager of first the Midland and South Western Junction Railways and then in 1902, the Grand Central Railway as well as responsible for the development of Immingham Dock. As editor of several rail magazines, he pioneered the use of publicity for the railways. He was director of movements at the War Office from January 1917 to March 1918, then director-general of movements and railways, and a member of the army council, with the rank of general. He gives a lively account of his wartime career in his book The War Office at War (1937). In 1919 he returned to the Great Central Railway, remaining its general manager until it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway on 1 January 1923. Date: 1918
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Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom receives the NASA Distin?
Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom receives the NASA Distinguished Service Medal from James E. Webb, NASA Administrator, right, during a news conference at Cape Canaveral, the day after his sub-orbital flight, which had reached an altitude of 118 miles, 22 July 1961. Looking on are Grissom?s wife, Betty, and their two sons Scott and Mark. Date: 1961
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Juan Francisco de Guemes y Horcasitas (1681-1766), 1st Coun
Juan Francisco de Guemes y Horcasitas (1681-1766), 1st Count of Revillagigedo. Spanish general, governor of Havana, captain general of Cuba, and viceroy of New Spain (1746-1755). Colored engraving.
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