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James Meldrum

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James Meldrum (1855-1910), railway engineer who worked in many overseas countries and for twelve years was manager of the foreign departments of S. Pearson and Son

1910 Obituary [1]

1911 Obituary [2]

JAMES MELDRUM, born at Colinsburgh, Fifeshire, on the 19th September, 1855, died at Colombe Lodge, Ealing, on the 15th December, 1910.

Educated at St. Andrews and Glasgow Universities, he was trained under Messrs. Bell and Miller, of Glasgow, and subsequently was responsible for the construction of important railway works abroad, including the Condb d’Eu line in Brazil, the Manila Railway, the first in the Philippines, and the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway.

For 12 years he was manager of the Foreign department of Messrs. S. Pearson and Sons, contractors, supervising large railway, harbour and dock contracts in China, Mexico and South America, and latterly he had an extensive practice as it Consulting Engineer and served on the directorate of several companies.

Mr. Meldrum was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 4th May, 1886, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 7th December, 1897.

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