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John Pattinson (1819-1886)

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John Pattinson (1819-1886)

Locomotive Superintendent, Riazan and Kosloff Railway, Kosloff, Russia; 15 Princes Street, Yeovil: (or care of Nathaniel Grew, Dashwood House, 9 New Broad Street, London, E.C.)

1886 Obituary [1]

JOHN PATTINSON was born at Carlisle on 16th November 1819, and was educated at the Carlisle grammar school.

He served his time with Messrs. Dixon of Carlisle, and was for eight years with Messrs. Adams and Co., Fairfield Works, Bow, London.

In 1850 he became assistant locomotive superintendent on the Cork and Bandon Railway, and remained there about six years, till he went to Russia and became assistant locomotive superintendent on the St. Petersburg and Moscow Railway.

He left there to become locomotive superintendent of the Moscow Jaroslaff railway, where he remained six years.

Thence he removed to the Riazan and Kosloff Railway, where he continued until 1886, when he retired from active work.

His death occurred in London on 12th April 1886, from fatty degeneration of the heart, at the age of sixty-six years.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1881.

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