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John Lyons

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John Lyons ( -1889)

1890 Obituary [1]

JOHN LYONS began his apprenticeship to engineering as a student of the Thomason College, Roorkee, India.

After passing the final examination, he was appointed to the Public Works Department, as an overseer, in charge of a subdivision of 78 miles of grand trunk road for two years.

From this appointment, on account of extra qualifications as a surveyor and draughtsman, he was transferred to Rajputana State Railway, where he served five years (from 1869 to 1874), two of which were employed surveying, and preparing plans and sections of different alternative lines, and making working plans and drawings of the approved lines. . . . . [more

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