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John Wilson

John Wilson was a railway company secretary.

Known as "Railway Jock" Wilson started his working life with James Lumsden & Son before joining the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway Co c 1840. He became secretary of other railway companies including the Belfast & Ballymena Railway Co.

Wilson was famous for cultivating social contacts and The Bailie's caricaturist portrays him listening to gossip.

Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
Belfast & Ballymena Railway Co, company secretaries, Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway Co, James Lumsden & Son



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