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Robert Marshall Robertson

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Robert Marshall Robertson (c1883-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"ROBERT MARSHALL ROBERTSON was connected with railways throughout his professional career, the last thirty-seven years of which were spent in the service of the Furness Railway, both during its independent existence and after its absorption into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. He received his technical education at the Heriot-Watt College and served his apprenticeship in the engineer's department of the North British Railway in Edinburgh, from 1899 to 1904. He remained in the employment of the railway company for a further six years, successively occupying the positions of machinery and steelwork inspector, and bridge constructional foreman. He began in 1910 his long connection with the Furness Railway with the joint appointment of bridge and constructional inspector.

In 1918 he was made engineering works superintendent with responsibility for the maintenance of all marine installations and hydro-power stations. His final position which he held from 1939 was that of outdoor machinery assistant. Mr. Robertson, whose death in his sixty-fourth year occurred on 17th August 1947, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1922."

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