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G McFarlane, railway builder, Dundee
« on: Tuesday 25 September 18 21:42 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know anything about G McFarlane, Dundee, who built the railway bridge across the River Spey at Ballindalloch in 1863? What else did he build?
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Re: G McFarlane, railway builder, Dundee
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 22:32 BST (UK) »
Forfarian,

Do you know anything else about him i.e. BMD info. as there may be info. hiding in places where he was familiar to?

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Re: G McFarlane, railway builder, Dundee
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 22:41 BST (UK) »
Do you know anything else about him i.e. BMD info. as there may be info. hiding in places where he was familiar to?
Not a scrap. All I know is this https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5919010

I have done a few searches but found nothing so far.
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Re: G McFarlane, railway builder, Dundee
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 22:54 BST (UK) »
I did do a wee search & found the link myself earlier...

I also noticed somewhere he's been recorded as C McFarlane but there was too much to trawl through to find it so if this is him with the wrong initial attached there may be other info. with it?

Using the quotes;

"detail of manufacturer's nameplate (C. McFarlane, Engineer, Dundee)"

Is he a possible ancestor or just someone/something of interest?

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Re: G McFarlane, railway builder, Dundee
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 23:22 BST (UK) »
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.  Alexander Gibb was the engineer, from whose line section book the figure is taken, and the contractor for the ironwork was G. McFarlane, Dundee.   


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Re: G McFarlane, railway builder, Dundee
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 26 September 18 00:02 BST (UK) »
Scotmum,

That's a help as it certainly adds something as G McFarlane was only the Contractor i.e. Forfarian will now possibly be looking at Alexander Gibb?

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Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: G McFarlane, railway builder, Dundee
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 26 September 18 00:19 BST (UK) »
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: G McFarlane, railway builder, Dundee
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 26 September 18 09:24 BST (UK) »
I, too, thought it should read 'C'. McFarlane - wonder if it could be a Campbell McFarlane (born South Leith) who in 1861 is shown as 'Iron Moulder' and in 1873 as 'Engineer in Rope Work'.

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Re: G McFarlane, railway builder, Dundee
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 26 September 18 09:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you both. I had found both those links, but they tell me nothing more about the contractor G McFarlane. At the moment I am attempting to be interested in G McFarlane, not Alexander Gibb. He must have had a fairly substantial business to be awarded the contract to build the bridge at Ballindalloch, and to complete it successfully.
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