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John Carline

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John Carline (1839-1905)

1906 Obituary [1]

JOHN CARLINE, second son of the late Mr. Thomas Carline, for many years County Surveyor to the North Riding of Yorkshire, was born in 1839 and received his education at the Grammar School, Richmond, Yorkshire.

After serving 3 years in his father's office, he joined the staff of the late Sir Thomas Bouch, by whom he was employed on the construction of the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway, connecting the North Eastern and the London and North Western systems. This line traverses very high ground and its construction presented considerable engineering difficulties. Mr. Carline superintended the erection of some of the highest viaducts on this railway, and subsequently acted as Assistant Resident Engineer on the extension of the line to West Auckland.

In 1862 he was appointed Resident Engineer in charge of the construction of the Leadburn, Linton and Dolphinton branch of the North British Railway, successfully carrying the line over Leadburn Moss, one of the deepest mosses in the south of Scotland, and in the following year he held sole charge of the works of the Edinburgh, Perth and Dumfriesshire Railway, comprising several heavy bridges over the water of Leith and extensive sewer- and road-diversions.

In 1869 Mr. Carline received the appointment of Highways Surveyor and subsequently that of Surveyor to theL ewisham District Board of Works, an appointment which he held until 1901, when the office of Surveyor to the Board of Works was abolished, a period of more than 30 years. As Surveyor, he designed and constructed all the sewers, roads, bridges and other improvement works carried out by the Board in the extensive and steadily growing suburban district under their care, involving a considerable annual expenditure.

Mr. Carline died at Melrose, Scotland, on the 26th September, 1905, aged 66. He was a Member of the Sanitary Institute and of the Incorporated Association of Municipal and County Engineers.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution on the 4th December, 1877.

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