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Biographical entry Tait, Thomas James (1864 - 1940)

Born
24 July 1864
Melbourne, Quebec, Canada
Died
25 July 1940
St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Occupation
Railway engineer

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(Sir) Thomas James Tait was chairman of commissioners, Victorian Railways 1903-10. Electrification of Melbourne's suburban railways began in 1913 and the red carriages of the new electric trains were known as 'Tait cars'. He was educated at McGill University.

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1880 - 1903
Career position - Worked for Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific Railways in Canada - variety of administrative positions, rising to manager of transportation
1903 - 1910
Career position - Chairman of Commissioners for Victorian Railways
1911
Award - Knighted
1916
Career position - Director-General of national service for Canada

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