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George R Jebb

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George R Jebb

Engineer.

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1869Shropshire Union CanalHe was appointed canal engineer.
1871Shropshire Union - Llangollen CanalHe was appointed to the Board of the tramway company building a line down the Ceiriog valley to join the canal at near Chirk.
1873Shropshire Union - Llangollen CanalHe suggested the canal from Llangollen and the Weston Branch could be converted into a narrow-gauge railway and extended to Wem.
July 1888Shropshire Union - Middlewich BranchAs resident engineer he reported on the cost of providing rails for an experiment with hauling boats using a small 18 inch gauge steam locomotive over about a mile on the branch.
Early 1890Shropshire Union Main LineHe made an estimate of 895,475 to rebuild the 66.5 miles of canal from Ellesmere Port to Autherley to take larger craft.

 

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