Herbert Kelway-Bamber

Born 6 September 1862. Educated at University College School, King's College London and Royal School of Mines and trained as a locomotive engineer under William Stroudley. For some years on India Office Staff of Inspectors under Sir Alexander M. Rendel. Joined East Indian Railway in 1892 as Assistant Superintendent of Rolling Stock and in 1902 was appointed Superintendent. Responsible under Lord Curzon for building Royal Train used by King George V for tours of India (for which he was awarded MVO). In 1907 he joined Leeds Forge and in 1925 became its General Manager. From 1928 until 1933 he was with Sentinel-Cammell Co. Ltd. and then retited to Florence. He was eleected a Vice-President of the Institution in 1917 and President of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers in 1930. Died 5 June 1946. Obituary J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1946, 36, 324-6 (portrait).

Thirty-five years' advance in Indian railway development. J. Instn Loco. Engrs., 1917, 7, 107-55. (Paper No. 51)
Coal and mineral traffic on the railways of the United Kingdom. J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1918, 8, 135-53; (Paper No. 60)
The waste of locomotive power. J. Instn Loco. Engrs,, 1920, 10, 242-60. (Paper No. 83)
Plea for higher capacity wagons. For about the same gross weight, and for considerably less tractive resistance, 945 tons of coal could have been hauled in 21 bogie wagons of 45-ton capacity for an over-all train length of 985ft
South African railways and their rolling stock. J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1923, 13, 79-95. (Paper No. 134)
Modern steam rail coaches. J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1924, 14, 537-48. (Paper No. 170).
Railway carriage bogie trucks in service. J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1925, 15, 292-8.(Paper No. 182).
Braking of trains on electrically-operated railways, with R.C. Bond. J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1926, 16, 945-80. (Paper No. 206)
Modern British railway express passenger engines. J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1926, 16,1004-17. Disc.:1017-29.(Paper No.207)
Modern steam rail cars in service. J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1929, 19,143-63. Disc.: 163-70; 314-33. (Paper No. 240).
Activities and progress of the Institution and reference to modern locomotive practices. (Presidential Addtress). J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1930, 20,
Coal and its Post-war carriage on British Railways. J. Instn Loco. Engrs, 1946, 36, 332-7. Disc.: 337-47. (Paper 459)
Group photograph at Swiss Locomotive Works, Winterthur on 2 June 1930. J. Instn Loco. Engrs., 1930, 20, Plate (between pp 466-7) and present in group photograph taken at Railway Centenary in Darlington: J. Instn Loco, Engrs, 1925, 15, 576

Discussion contributions
Caprotti, A.  (Paper No. 176)
Kelway-Bamber (456) noted the greater and steadier drawbar pull obtainable.
Reid, R.W. (Presidential Address)
Developments in coaching stock construction. 192-7. Discussion: 197-220; 277-94.
Kelway Bamber (198-9; 277-94) advocated bogie wagons which would lead to a 28% reduction in dead weight.