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Jose Manuel Farfan de los Godos

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Jose Manuel Farfan de los Godos (1836-1880)

1881 Obituary [1]

. . . In April, 1862, he went to Spain, having, through the influence of the late John Bethell, Assoc. Inst. C.E. (brother to Lord Chancellor Westbury), been allowed to join, as a volunteer, the staff sent out by the contractors, Messrs. Oudney and Debrousse, for the construction of a railway from Valencia to Ponferrado, and acted for eight months as chief of a section of 14 miles. At the end of the year he left the service, owing to some difficulties between the chief engineer and his staff.

He came to England in 1863, and on the 3rd of March was admitted an Associate of the Institution. A few days later he was appointed assistant engineer on the construction of the Granollero railway, in the Province of Barcelona, in Spain, where he remained for two years, and for six months was acting chief engineer. In April, 1865, he returned to England, and in October, 1866, he left for Trinidad. . . .

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