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Railway King

George Hudson, of Yorkshire, chairman of the North Midland Company, and for a time the Dictator of the railway speculations. In a day he cleared the large sum of 100,000. It was the Rev. Sydney Smith who gave him this designation. (1800-1871.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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