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Alexander Macnab

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Alexander Macnab (1837-1891)


1891 Obituary [1]

. . . . Mr. Macnab began his professional career in 1853, and was engaged for two years in the construction of the Hamilton and Toronto Railway under Mr. Marcus Smith.

He then joined the engineering staff of the Great Western Railway of Canada, at that time in course of construction, and now forming part of the Grand Trunk, and was connected with this line for five years under Mr. George Lowe Reid.

In 1861 he received from the Imperial Government the appointment of Surveyor of Public Works in the Island of Granada, West Indies, but was compelled to resign after a few months on account of ill health.

In 1865 he assumed the office of Chief Engineer to the Government of the Province of Nova Scotia . . . . [more]



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