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Norman Doran Macdonald (1866-1951), of Edinburgh
Son of John Hay Athole Macdonald
1894 Commented on railway safety
1899-1904 Chairman of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club
1904 'MACDONALD, Norman Doran, 15, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. Is a well-known Scottish advocate and an enthusiastic motorist, and a recognized expert on railway subjects, particularly on the designs of locomotives and rolling-stock. Is particularly interested in the application of heavy motor vehicles for merchandise, as well as the use of motor-cars on rails, on which he has advised many of the chief railway companies. Contends that trams should be superseded by motor-cars. Is Chairman of the General Council of the Scottish Automobile Club, and captain in the Highland Battalion Royal Scots. Has received a special silver medal from the Royal Society of Arts for his eminence in transportation matters. Club: Scottish Automobile.'