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Alexander Grainger Linn

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Alexander Grainger Linn ( -1902)

1856 of the New Improvement Works, Wisbeach

1902 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER GRAINGER LINN obtained his first engineering experience as a pupil at the Railway Foundry, Leeds.

On the expiration of his pupilage he was engaged for four years at the Grimsby Docks and at New Holland, Hull, and was subsequently employed for a similar period, from 1854 to 1858, as agent to the late Mr. J. Towlerton Leather on the contract for the Nene Valley Improvement Works at Wisbech.

On the completion of those works he was for two years in charge of the construction of a section of the Severn Valley Railway, and from 1860 to 1863 he was similarly employed on the Western Division of the Metropolitan Railway.

Mr. Linn was next engaged for a year on the works connected with the Middle Level Inundation under Sir John Hawkshaw, Past-President, and from 1864 to 1866 as Resident Engineer on the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway.

From 1867 to 1878 he had offices in Westminster, and in 1879 he removed to Liverpool. During the latter years of his life, Mr. Linn did not carry out engineering works.

He died at 121 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, on the 31st March, 1902.

Mr. Linn was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 2nd December, 1866, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 24th April, 1866. He was a generous supporter of the Benevolent Fund, which under his will has been left the residuary legatee of his estate.

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