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George Foot

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George Foot (1833-1905)

1906 Obituary [1]

GEORGE FOOT, born on the 12th June, 1833, received his scientific training at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in Arts and obtained the diploma in Engineering in 1855.

After serving for several years under the late Mr. W. R. Le Fanu on the construction of branches of the Great Southern and Western Railway of Ireland, he came to London and was appointed by Mr. Charles Blacker Vignoles, Past-President, an assistant engineer on the construction of the Tudela and Bilbao Railway in Spain.

Leaving Spain in 1864, he wento ut to Mexico in the following year as Resident Engineer on the construction of the Mexican Railway, becoming subsequently Chief Resident Engineer, and, in 1872, Engineer-in-Chief of the line.

He also held the appointment of Consulting Engineer, during construction, of the Mexican Central Railway between Mexico City and Leon.

He died in Mexico City on the 14th January, 1906, aged 72.

Mr. Foot was elected a Member of the Institution on the 7th December, 1880.

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