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Norman Doran Macdonald

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Norman Doran Macdonald (1866-1951), of Edinburgh

Son of John Hay Athole Macdonald

1894 Commented on railway safety

1899-1904 Chairman of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club

1904 'MACDONALD, Norman Doran, 15, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. Is a well-known Scottish advocate and an enthusiastic motorist, and a recognized expert on railway subjects, particularly on the designs of locomotives and rolling-stock. Is particularly interested in the application of heavy motor vehicles for merchandise, as well as the use of motor-cars on rails, on which he has advised many of the chief railway companies. Contends that trams should be superseded by motor-cars. Is Chairman of the General Council of the Scottish Automobile Club, and captain in the Highland Battalion Royal Scots. Has received a special silver medal from the Royal Society of Arts for his eminence in transportation matters. Club: Scottish Automobile.' [1]

Some dubious business practices outlined with the Edinburgh and District Motor Omnibus Co.[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  2. A Most Deliberate Swindle by Mick Hamer. 2017. ISBN: 978-1910453-42-1