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Robert Bell (d.1886)

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Robert Bell (c1817-1886)

The Late Mr, Robert Bell, C.E. — The death has just been announced of Mr. Robert Bell, formerly district engineer to the North British Railway Co. The deceased was a brother of the late Mr. James Bell, who for many years occupied the post of chief engineer to the company.

Mr. Bell was connected with the North British Railway for the long period of twenty-four years. In 1862 he joined the company’s service as assistant engineer of the Border section, which position he held till 1868, when he became resident engineer of the central section, and in 1870 he removed to Burntisland to fill the same office on the northern section. He retired from the service of the company about seven years ago, and took up his residence at Old Ounnoch, Ayrshire, where he died at the age of sixty-nine years."

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