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Alexander Cuthill Gray

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Alexander Cuthill Gray (1870-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER CUTHILL GRAY was born at Selby on 14th August 1870.

After he had been educated at Dollar Academy from 1881 to 1886, he served his time with Messrs. Neilson and Co., Hyde Park Locomotive Works, Glasgow, and on its completion he was engaged in the running sheds of the North British Railway Co. from 1891 to 1894.

In the latter year he went to India to take up the appointment of engineer and assistant manager to the Rasetpur Tea Co., Sylhet, but two years later he was invalided home, and on his recovery to health he accepted the appointment of assistant locomotive, carriage and wagon superintendent of the Southern Brazilian Rio Grande do Sul Railway Co.

In 1899 he was appointed acting locomotive superintendent of the same railway, and in 1906 he became manager of rolling stock on the Rio Grande a Baje Railway. This position he held until 1910 when he returned to this country.

In the early part of 1912 he took up the appointment of superintendent of motive power of the Reid Railway and Steam Ship Co., St. John's, Newfoundland, where his death took place on 16th March 1913, in his forty-third year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1896, and was transferred to full Membership in 1901.

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