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James Livesey and Son

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Railway engineers particularly active in South America

1885 Harry Livesey entered into partnership with his father James

1886 Surveys for the South Western of Venezuela (Barquisimeto) Railway in Venezuela

c.1889 Engineering work on the Mexican Southern Railway

c.1890 Engineers on the construction through mountainous country of the Bobadilla- Algerciras (Gibraltar) Railway.

1890 Involved in building of the Interoceanic Railway in Mexico.

1891 Brodie Haldane Henderson joined the firm and the name was changed to reflect the new partner: Livesey, Son and Henderson

1892 Messrs. Livesey, Son and Henderson were charged with examining and reporting on the Algeciras Railway, then under construction, the Great Southern of Spain Railway, the Ponte-vedra and Carril Railway, and other similar projects in Spain.[1]

1893 Engineers of the Costa Rica Railway for the Birriz Viaduct

1899 A meeting to wind up the British Syndicate Ltd was held at the offices of Livesey, Son and Henderson in Broad Street Avenue, London under Brodie H. Henderson as Chairman[2].

c1912 Livesey, Son and Henderson became Livesey and Henderson

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Sources of Information

  1. Obituary of Richard Popkiss
  2. London Gazette 17 Feb 1899