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Whitton, John (1820 - 1898)

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Born: 1820  Yorkshire, England.  Died: 20 February 1898  Mittagong, New South Wales, australia.
John Whitton was Engineer-in-Chief of the New South Wales Railways 1856-90. One of his challenges was building the Blue Mountains line, where he overcame the engineering problems by two great zigzags. Although constantly hampered by government cheese-paring, he supervised the laying of 2171 miles (3474 km) of track on which no accident had occurred attributable to defective design or construction.
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