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William Graham

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Darlington, County Durham, England, UK
Death: April 03, 1909 (87)
Place of Burial: Oslo, Norge
Immediate Family:

Son of John Graham and Ann Graham
Husband of Margaret Graham and Tonette Andersdatter Graham
Father of Elisabeth Graham; Thomas S Graham; Margaret Ann Graham; Martha Graham; Mary Kolstad and 11 others
Brother of George Graham; John Graham; Sarah Graham; Henry Graham and Rebecca Graham

Occupation: Train conductor driver, Norges første lokomotivfører
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About William Graham

William Graham (born August 25, 1821 in Darlington , died on April 3, 1909 ) was an English train driver . In 1854 he was brought to Oslo to lead locomotive on Norway's first official route on the Main Line between Oslo and Eidsvoll . September 1, he brought the train and got after it the nickname "Norway's first train driver", a title which is also applied his headstone.

When Graham moved to Oslo in 1854 he took with his wife and seven children. He had worked for several years as train drivers in England . After arriving Oslo helped himself to the construction of the stretch. He and his family were resident in Norway. After his wife died, he married again with Tonette Andersdatter from Vestre Toten . They had three children together.

Working as train driver in Norway mid 1800's was harsh. It was no built cab so that the driver sat in the rain, wind and snow per Grahams descendants, he was rarely ill. He worked on the Main Line, with only a few exceptions show guards at Kongsvingerbanen , until he retired in 1890.

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William Graham's Timeline

August 25, 1821
March 12, 1845
Age 23
Darlington, County Durham, England
Age 26
June 13, 1850
Age 28
Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom
Age 29
Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
February 11, 1852
Age 30
Newcastle, England
Age 32
England, United Kingdom
May 25, 1855
Age 33
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Age 34
Oslo, Oslo, Norway