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Hugh David Lumsden

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Hugh David Lumsden (1844- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., M.E.I.C., D.L.S., Buchromb, Orillia, Ontario, Canada; b. Belhelvie Lodge, Aberdeenshire, in 1844 s. of Colonel T. Lumsden, C.B.; m. 1885, Mary, d. of J. W. G. Whitney of Toronto. Ed. Bellview Academy, Aberdeen, and Wimbledon School, Surrey, England. Went to Canada 1861. Provincial Land Surveyor, Ontario, 1866; Civil Engineering since October, 1870; has been almost constantly employed in. charge of location or construction of railways, including location of portions of Credit Valley Railway, Toronto Grey and Bruce Railway, Northern Railway and Georgian Bay Branch of Canadian Pacific Railway; location and construction of Ontario and Quebec Railway, Toronto to Perth and Smith's Falls to Vaudreuil (302 miles), St. Johns, P.Q., to Farnham and Brigham Junction to Lennoxville (73 miles); Holeb to Mattawarnkeag in Maine, U.S. (129 miles). Supervising Engineer for location and construction of the Qu'Appelle, L.L. and S. and Calgary and Edmonton Railways in North-West Territories (524 miles), the Canadian Pacific Railway, Rigaud to Ottawa (71 miles), the Canadian Pacific Railway, Crow's Nest Pass line, Lethbridge to Kootenay Landing (288 miles); and numerous Branches of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Manitoba and other parts of Canada. Chief Engineer, Eastern Division Transcontinental Railway, Monkton to Winnipeg, 1904-9. Since then in general practice, but principally with Canadian Pacific Railway. President, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (now the Engineering Institute of Canada), 1937.

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