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Lionel Philip Payne Gallwey

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Lionel Philip Payne Gallwey (1851-1891)

1880 Became an Associate of the Inst of Civil Engineers

1885 Became a Member[1]


1892 Obituary [2]

LIONEL PHILIP PAYNE GALLWEY, who was the third son of the late Sir William Payne Gallwey, Bart., of Thirkleby Park, Thirsk, Yorkshire, was born on the 7th of July, 1851.

It having been decided that he should follow the profession of engineering, he was articled to F. Waring Davis, then in charge of the surveys of the port, proposed railway, and town of Quintero, in Chili.

During the years 1873, 1874, and the early part of 1875, he was employed as an assistant on the Transandino Railway Survey, which involved the selection of the best of many routes over 175 miles of rough mountain country.

On the expiration of his pupilage he was appointed, in January 1876, Resident Engineer on a section of the Banbury and Cheltenham Railway, under John Wilson (sic).

That work having been completed, Mr. Gallwey went, in December of the same year, to the Cape, and in the following month obtained employment on the Government Railways, at first as an assistant, and afterwards as Acting District Engineer in charge of the construction of 12 miles of the heaviest portion of the East London and Queenstown Railway, under A. E. Schmid and James Fforde. He was then, until August 1879, second in charge of the Eastern Railway Surveys.

In January 1880, Mr. Gallwey was appointeda District Engineer in the Public Works Department of Jamaica. . . . [more]



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