John Saxby

Died aged c. 92

Most people will not have heard of Saxby, but his invention of interlocking points and signals made rail travel vastly safer by making it impossible to route trains into each other.

Commemorated on 2 plaques

Photo of John Saxby grey plaque
Jez Nicholson on Flickr
Photo of John Saxby blue plaque
Spudgun67 on Wikimedia Commons