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Charles Edward Walker Ogilvie

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Charles Edward Walker Ogilvie (1823-1890)

1891 Obituary [1]

. . . . After serving articles under Mr. Lomax he became assistant to George Rennet, under whom he had his first experience of railway work, being engaged in constructing portions of the Bristol and Gloucester, the Cheltenham and Great Western Union, and the South Devon Railways.

From 1853 to 1858 he was Assistant Engineer to the late Mr. Brunel, and acted under Mr. Margary, in maintaining the South Devon Railway.

In June, 1858, Mr. Ogilvie was appointed District Engineer on the Loop line of the Great Northern Railway at Boston, and in July 1861 was transferred to a similar position on the northern district of the same railway, extending from Peterborough to Shaftholme Junction, a length of 85 miles, and including the branch from Grantham to Nottingham of 23 miles, and that from Grantham to Lincoln 17 miles, besides 50 miles of the Grantham and Nottingham Canals, between Grantham and Langley Mill, making a total of 175 miles of works under his superintendence and direction. This position he held for the long period of more than twenty-nine years until his death. . . . [more]

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