Sir Seymour Biscoe Tritton, K.B.E (1860 – 1937), son of the late Colonel F. B. Tritton of the Welsh Fusiliers, was educated at Haileybury and the University College, London and carried out his technical education at R. and W. Hawthorns of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

In 1885 he was appointed Assistant Locomotive Superintendent on the Bengal and North Western Railway and subsequently entered the service of the Government of India as Assistant Superintendent and Works Manager on the Eastern Bengal Railway at Kanchrapara. He was later to bevome Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Superintendent on the Northen Bengal Railway. On returining home on sick leave, Tritton took up the post of chief of the staff of Messrs. Rendell, Palmer and Tritton, consulting engineers to the Government of India and numerous Indian and other Colonial railways.

During the first World War the firm advised the War Office and ministry of Munitions on matters relating to railway work. Tritton was awarded the K.B.E. in 1918 in recognition of his service during the war.

In 1925 he toured the Indian railways at the request of the Government of India in connection with the design of standard locomotives. He sat on several committeess of the Bristish Standards Institution.

Tritton was not only a member of the Institute of Locomotive Engineers, but also the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Naval Engineers.