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Walter Scott and Co

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of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1867 Walter Scott (1826-1910) began work constructing a branch of the North Eastern Railway to the quayside at Newcastle, followed by other work the North Eastern Railway, its branches and docks.

1882 the firm became Messrs. Walter Scott and Co., by the admission of his son, Mr. John Scott, and Mr. J. T. Middleton, his engineer and agent; large undertakings were subsequently carried out by them in all parts of the UK. These included the construction of extensive reservoirs for the Stockton and Middlesbrough Water Board, railways for the Great Eastern Railway Co., including the "Essex" lines to Southend-on-Sea, Maldon, and Burnham-on-Crouch.

1900 Railway contractors [1]

1900 The Walter Scott company was registered on 4 December, to acquire steel and iron works and collieries, the properties of the Leeds Steel Works, and Walter Scott, both private limited companies. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 4
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908