|Died||3 February 1876
|Engineering discipline||Mechanical engineering|
Conner was apprenticed to James Gray of Glasgow. Later he worked for Murdoch, Aitken & Co, Glasgow, where he learned locomotive engineering. He moved to England, working in Liverpool and Manchester, and then returned to Scotland to work for W.M. Neilson. After this he worked for Robert Napier and learned marine engineering. He was appointed locomotive superintendent of the Caledonian Railway in 1856.
- "Caledonian Railway locomotive engineers". Steamindex.com. 1964-03-30. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, January 1961, page 58
|Locomotive Superintendent of the Caledonian Railway
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