Thomas Hill was a railway magnate and a chairman of the Caledonian Railway Co.
Hill's first important appointment was in 1836 as Keeper of Sasines for the City of Glasgow, a post which he held until the registers were centralised in Edinburgh. His career in railways began when he became a director of the Old Monkland & Kirkintilloch Railway, one of the first railways in Scotland. As director of the Glasgow, Airdrie & Monkland Junction Railway he was involved in the unsuccessful proposal in the 1840s to move the University of Glasgow from High Street to Woodlands. He was chairman of the Edinburgh & Bathgate Railway Co, and became a director of the Caledonian Railway Co in 1856, taking over as chairman in 1868.
Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04 BAI
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