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William Henry Stubbs

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William Henry Stubbs (1847-1890)

1890 Obituary [1]

. . . . In 1862, he was articled to his uncle, Richard Johnson, engineer to the Great Northern Railway Company.

During the years 1869 and 1870, he was engaged as assistant engineer on the Wood Green and Enfield Railway, and in the year 1870 was appointed resident engineer on the Bourne and Sleaford Railway.

In 1871-2, Mr. Stubbs was engaged on the preliminary surveys for the Derbyshire and Staffordshire extensions of the Great Northern Railway, and was appointed resident engineer on the first section of 20 miles, the works of which he designed and carried out, including tunnels, viaducts, and other works of a very heavy description.

In July, 1877, Mr. Stubbs was appointed engineer to the North Staffordshire Railway Company, and continued in that position until May, 1886, when he was appointed engineer to the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company on the retirement of the late Charles Sacre., M.Inst.C.E. . . . . [more]

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