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Sir Robert Turnbull MVO (21 February 1852 – 22 February 1925) was a British railway manager. He joined the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1868 and became its General Manager in 1914. He was made a member of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1911 New Year Honours and knighted in 1913. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Engineer and Railway Staff Corps.

A Claughton Class locomotive, LNWR No. 1161 (LMS No. 5901) was named after him, this underwent a paper rebuild to LMS Patriot Class No. 5901, from 1934 later 5540, which was in turn rebuilt into a LMS Rebuilt Patriot Class No. 5540, BR No. 45540.