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Smith, Knight and Co

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1860 Contractor for building part of the Metropolitan Railway

1864 Tender accepted for the Sardinian Railways. George Knight Managing Director.[1]

1864 Contracted by the Imperial Mexican Railway to build the line from Mexico City to Veracruz.[2]. William Elliot employed as Chief Assistant.[3]

1866 Company put into liquidation; Thomas Cave was chairman[4]

c.1868 Company failed

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1864/04/01
  2. Powell, W. F., 1921, The Railroads of Mexico, Boston, Stratford, p. 102, [1]
  3. 1893 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries
  4. London Gazette 11 December 1866