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Patrick Moir Barnett

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Patrick Moir Barnett (1837-1915), Engineer-in-Chief of the Great North of Scotland Railway

1915 Obituary [1]

PATRICK MOIR BARNETT, formerly Engineer-in-Chief of the Great North of Scotland Railway, was born at Nigg, Aberdeenshire, in 1837, and died at Aberdeen on the 6th January, 1915.

Trained under Messrs. Alexander Gibb and Son, he was occupied on railways in Scotland, waterworks for Tunbridge Wells and Aberdeen, and other contracts.

In 1867 he was appointed Engineer to the Great North of Scotland Railway Company, a position which he retained until his retirement in 1906, a period of nearly 40 years. During his tenure of office he designed and carried out many extensions and improvements of the system under his charge, including the Spey bridge at Garmouth, the Moray Coast and Elgin lines, the main-line doubling between Aberdeen, Keith and Culter, and other works. He was a founder and first president of the Aberdeen Engineers' Association.

Mr. Barnett was elected a Member of the Institution on the 2nd December, 1879.

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