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Ambrose Emerson

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Ambrose Emerson (1866- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer (principally Railways), Crown Point, Castlebar Road, Ealing, W.5. T. N.: Ealing 668. b. 1866. Ed. Charterhouse and Crystal Palace School of Engineering. 888-92--Assistant Engineer on Surveys and Construction of the Algeciras (Gibraltar) Railway; 1893-4—In the office of Sir Robert Elliott-Cooper, M.Inst.C.E., designing bridges and general office work for the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway; 1894-9—General Manager and Engineer on the Dorada Railway, Colombia, South America; 1901 — Carried out Surveys, Borings and Soundings for, and designed Landing Stage, Pier and Goods sheds at Iquitos, Peru, for Booth S.S. Co.; 1902—Made Surveys, Plans and Estimates for a Railway between Brussels and Antwerp for the Anglo-Belgian Construction Syndicate; 1902-5—Engineer in charge of the construction of the Hong Kong Electric Tramways for Dick, Kerr and Co.; 1906—Carried out Soundings, Land and Marine Borings and Surveys for a proposed Government Arsenal and Dock at Jacuacanga, Brazil, for Sir Benjamin Baker and Hurtzig; 1907—Reported on the Railways and Communications of Colombia, South America, for the Dorada Railway Co.; 1907-8—Made the Surveys for an extension' of about zoo miles of the Santa Marta Railway, Colombia, South America, for Livesay, Son and Henderson; 1910—Carried out a Reconnaissance and reported on a proposed new Railway of some 400 miles in length in the State of Bahia, Brazil, for Livesay, Son and Henderson; 1912-14— In charge of the construction of a section of so miles of the Southern Sao Paulo Railway, Brazil, for Pauling and Co. War Services.-1916-I9—In the War Office Postal Censorship. (Languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese.)

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