Edward Wilson (engineer)

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Edward Wilson (born 1821, Edinburgh, Scotland) was a civil engineer who was also locomotive superintendent for the Hull and Selby Railway prior to 1847, then held a similar post on the York and North Midland Railway between 1847-1853 [in 1851 he was resident in York], then Midland Great Western Railway, Ireland 1853-1856 and finally on the West Midland Railway 1863-1864 [he had been resident in Worcester from at least 1861].

Following the amalgamation of the WMR with the Great Western Railway in 1864 Wilson became Construction Engineer, West Midland Division, GWR. By 1871 he appears to have taken up civil engineering practice in Westminster. Unmarried by 1871, his fate is not known.


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