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Charles Rammell

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Charles Rammell (1822-1856)

1857 Obituary [1]

. . . . born on the 4th of February, 1822, at Street, in the Isle of Thanet, and was educated at an academy, near Margate, where he was articled, in 1837, to Mr. William Edmunds, an Architect and Surveyor . . . .

In 1842, he entered the office of Messrs. Grissell and Peto, in London.

In 1844 and 1845, he was chiefly engaged, under Mr. Bidder, (V.P. Inst. C.E.) in laying out various lines of railway, and particularly, the North Staffordshire line.

From 1846 to 1849, he was employed, as Resident Engineer, in superintending the execution of a considerable and difficult portion of that railway, from the junction with the London and North-Western line, at Macelesfield, to the tunnel at Harecastle.

In 1851, he was appointed by Mr. Robert Stephenson, M.P., President, and Mr. Bidder, V.P., to survey a line of railway of about 60 miles in length in Norway, connecting Christiania with Lake Miosen, and of this line he had the entire local charge of the execution, up to its completion, at the latter end of 1854.

On the 20th February, 1855, he started for India, where he had charge, for a few months, of some engineering works up the country, in connection with the great line of railway communication between Calcutta and Bombay.

. . . . he expired, at the house of the British vice-consul, at Maghill, near Bussorah, where he had only arrived five days previously. . . . His premature decease at the age of thirty-four, was deeply regretted by his friends, as well as by all those Engineers with whom he had been associated, his cheerfulness and ready co-operation rendering him a general favourite. . . .

Obituary 1856 [2]

"...A civil engineer, tolerably well known in the north of Staffordshire, and wherever known respected, but whose acquaintances as his labours were not confined to that country, died very suddenly on the 12th of last June at Bussora, in Turkey. Mr. Rammell superintended the construction of the North Staffordshire Railway from the junction with the London and North Western Line at Macclesfield to the tunnel at Harecastle. After the opening of the North Staffordshire line, he proceeded to Christiania..."More.

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