Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 143,372 pages of information and 230,039 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
John Morrice Fairbairn (1873- )
1922 M.Inst.C.E., M.Amer.S.C.E., Pres. E.I.C., Director of Amer. Railway. Eng. Assoc., Chief' Engr., C.P. Railway.; b. 1873. Ed. Privately, and High School, Peterborough. Training: C.E. School of Practical Sc., Toronto. Career: With the late George W. Ranney, C.E., on Surveys and Plans for the Construction of the Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa Railway.; Leveller and Topographer on Surveys for the Peterborough, Parry Sound and Sault Ste. Marie Railway., under the late W. A. Ramsay, Chief Engr.; Principal Asst. to Fred. W. Wilkins, Dominion Topographical Surveyor on Surveys in Alberta, and later with the Department of Railway. and Canals, Draughting; With the Dept. of Militia and Defence as Principal Asst. to Fred. W. White, Chief Engr. of the Dept.; Principal Asst. to Fred. W. Wilkins, D.T.S. on trail location Surveys in Southern Alberta; With the Dept. of Railways. and Canals as Transitman on Contour Surveys of Balsam Lake, under R. B. Rogers, M.E.I.C., Supt. Engr.; Engr. in charge Construction of Lachine and St. Laurent lines of the Montreal Park and Island Railway.; Principal Asst. to Chas. A. Stoess, on Mining Claim and Land Grant Surveys in the Slocan District, B.C.; engaged in Surface and Underground Surveys of various Min. Properties,, during which time he acted as City Engr. of Kalso, B.C.; then in private practice as Civil and Min. Engr. and Provincial Land Surveyor at Kalso, B.C., and Greenwood, B.C.; Joined the Construction Dept. of the C.P.R. as Leveller on Grade Reduction Surveys between Winnipeg and Fort William, under W. F. Tye, M.E.I.C., Chief Engr. of Construction; With the Dept. of Railways and Canals as Engr. in charge of Section 3, Simcoe-Balsam Lake Division, Trent Canal, under R. B. Rogers, M.E.I.C., Supt. Engr.; With the C.P. Railway. since August, 1901, as Principal Asst. to D. McPherson, Division Engr., Montreal; Res. Engr. at Ottawa; Asst. Engr. 11.4 in Chief Engr.'s Office, Montreal; Acting Division Engr., E. Division; Division Engr., Ontario and Toronto; Division Engr., E. Division at Montreal; Appointed Principal Asst. Engr. i90 8; Engr.,Maintenance of Way, 1910; Chief Engr., C.P. Railway., July, 1918. Clubs: University, Montreal and Toronto; Royal Canadian Yacht; Kanawaki Golf; and Hermitage Country, Lake Memphremagog. Address: C.P. Railway, Montreal.