Reid Anthony Railton

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Reid Anthony Railton
Birth and death
1895 - 1977
Profession details
Motor Sport engineer
Related place
Alistair Grant
Reid Railton on Bonneville Salt Flats

© Brooklands Museum

Reid Anthony Railton (1895-1977) one of Britain's most famous motor sport engineers. He began his career as an assistant to Parry Thomas, who set two Land Speed Records. After Thomas died in in 1927. Railton joined Thompson & Taylor. He designed John Cobb's 'Napier-Railton' and 'Railton Mobil Special', and his boat 'Crusader'. Railton also modified Malcolm Campbell's 'Bluebird' in which he set five Land Speed Records.

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