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