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Randolph G. E. Wemyss

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Obituary 1908 [1]

The death occurred at Wemyss Castle, Fifeshire, on the 17th inst., of Randolph G. Erskine Wemyss, a man who earned the right to be classed among our chief captains of industry. In 1879, while he was as yet under age, Mr. Wemyss, with the sanction of his trustees, constructed a railway at a cost of £25,000 from the Thornton Junction of the North British Railway to Buckhaven, a distance of four miles, with the object of developing the coal trade of the district. He subsequently acquired the Leven Dock from the Leven Harbour Company, constructed the docks at Methil, and extended the railway from Buckhaven to Methil on the west, and from Leven to Methil on the east. . . . . . [more]

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