Charles Hutton Gregory
|Charles Hutton Gregory|
|Born||14 October 1817
|Died||10 January 1898
|Memberships||Institution of Civil Engineers (president)|
|Significant advance||railway semaphore signalling|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George|
Charles was the son of Dr Olinthus Gilbert Gregory, a master of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. The chair of mathematics at that time was held by Charles Hutton, who acted as Dr. Gregory's patron. It was in Hutton's honour that Charles was named.
Gregory was consulting engineer of several major railway construction works, including those in Ceylon, Trinidad, Cape Colony, Perak and Selangor. He was the first to use railway semaphore signalling which he employed on the London and Croydon and the South Eastern Railways in 1842-3. This method later superseded all others and was dominant from 1870. In 1882 he was a member of the Channel Tunnel Committee and in 1886 was a Royal Commissioner for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition.
- Practical Rules for the Management of a Locomotive Engine: In the Station, on the Road, and in cases of Accident (London, 1841)
- New York Times Obituary (January 11 1898)
- Watson, Garth (1988), The Civils, London: Thomas Telford Ltd, p. 251, ISBN 0-7277-0392-7
- The Origin of Railway Semaphore
- The London Gazette: . 14 March 1876.
- The London Gazette: . 24 May 1883.
- Hartley, Cathy. A Historical Dictionary of British Women. Routledge. p. 413. ISBN 9781135355333. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- Works by Charles Hutton Gregory at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Charles Hutton Gregory at Internet Archive
|Professional and academic associations|
|President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
December 1867 – December 1869
Charles Blacker Vignoles
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