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Robert Joseph Hutton

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Robert Joseph Hutton (1842-1890)


1891 Obituary [1]

. . . . For the next four years he served a pupilage under Messrs. B. and E. Blyth, of Edinburgh.

During the summer of 1868 he was employed as Assistant Engineer by Mr. James Barton, on the Carlingford Bar Works. From May, 1869, to March, 872, he was on the Dundalk and Greenore Railway as Resident Engineer during its construction, also for Mr. Barton.

From March, 1872, to 1873, he was employed by the Irish North-Western Railway Company as Engineer of the northern half of the line from Enniskillen to Londonderry and Bundoran, a length of about 100 miles.

From 1873 to 1874 he had charge as Resident Engineer of the doubling of the Whitehaven line, Furness Railway, and of the Arnside branch for F. C. Stileman.

From 1874 to 1878 he was engaged as Assistant Engineer on the loop-line of the Cape Government Railways under W. G. Brounger, and was also at the same time Resident Engineer of the Orange River Bridges for James Fforde.

After his return from the Cape he was induced to put his money into a large brick works near Cork, of which he took the superintendence. Owing to the depressed condition of affairs in Ireland at the time, he lost all, and had to begin again as a Resident Engineer under Mr. Barton on the Cloghen Valley Railway. On the completion of that line he went to the Argentine Republic, where he was engaged on various railways as contractor's engineer. . . . [more]



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