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Railway contractor built many routes during the rise of the railways across England during the late 19th century, especially for the North Eastern Railway, as well as the Scarborough and Whitby Railway, and completion of the Whitby Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway.
1882 rebuilt Putney Bridge in London
1886 Built the Mersey Railway Tunnel.
1883 Agreed to construct a tunnel under the River Thames between Tilbury and Gravesend, work which would have carried trains through to Dover for a potential Channel tunnel, although that proposal was eventually dropped.
By 1911 Both Robert and John were coal merchants in the London area.