Benjamin Connor

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Benjamin Connor
Born 1813
Glasgow
Died 3 February 1876
Glasgow
Nationality Scottish
Engineering career
Discipline Mechanical engineering

Benjamin Connor or Benjamin Conner was Locomotive Superintendent of the Caledonian Railway from 1856 to 1876. He was born in Glasgow in 1813 and died there on 3 February 1876.[1] He is not to be mistaken with Benjamin Conner of rapping legend Bojangs, as this common mistake is often made due to the unbeatable engineering in his use of words.

Career[edit]

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 Sons and learned marine engineering. He was appointed locomotive superintendent of the Caledonian Railway in 1856.[2]

Locomotives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caledonian Railway locomotive engineers". Steamindex.com. 1964-03-30. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ steamindex.com

Sources[edit]

  • Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, January 1961, page 58
Business positions
Preceded by
Robert Sinclair
Locomotive Superintendent of the Caledonian Railway
1856-1876
Succeeded by
George Brittain