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William George Scott

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William George Scott (1839-1914)


1914 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM GEORGE SCOTT, born in Manchester in 1839, died at Liverpool on the 15th May, 1914.

After serving his pupilage on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire Railways, he was appointed, in 1862, Resident Engineer on the former system (now the Great Central Railway), and subsequently acted in a similar capacity on other lines in the Midlands and Cheshire.

In 1874 he was appointed Engineer to the Cheshire Lines Committee, a position which he held for nearly 30 years, when he retired through ill-health. During this period he carried out a number of important works, including diversions, extensions, widenings, bridges and buildings.

Mr. Scott was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 6th December, 1870, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 30th October, 1877.


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