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John Benjamin McCrea

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John Benjamin McCrea (1833-1895)

1895 Obituary [1]

JOHN BENJAMIN McCREA, born on the 28th of September, 1833, served a pupilage of five years to McCormick, Greene and King, contractors.

For that firm in charge of the construction of the Londonderry and Enniskillen Railway; the Staines, Wokingham and Woking Junction line; the section from Newbliss to Enniskillen of the North Western Railway of Ireland; the Banbridge, Lisburn and Belfast line; the Dublin and Antrim Junction Railway; and the Dublin Waterworks.

In 1868 Mr. McCrea entered the service of Thomas Monk and Cop (now Messrs. Monk and Kewell), contractors, of Liverpool. During the twenty years of his connection with that firm he had charge of the construction of many important undertakings, including the extension of the Rivington Waterworks for the Liverpool Corporation (1868-71); the Canada and Huskisson Docks for the Mersey Trust (1871-72); the Belfast District Sewerage Works (1872-77); a new engine-shed and the shortening of Dingle Tunnel for the Cheshire Lines Committee (1877-80) ; the Witham Outfall Works (1880-86); and the Cashen Drainage Works (1886-88)....[more]

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