Civil Engineers

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Amongst other projects, Civil Engineers were contracted to build railways between strategic cities, to aid trade, and military deployments in India.

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FIBIS Resources

  • Hugh Wilding, "M.I.C.E. in the branches: a family history work in progress" FIBIS Journal No 23 (Spring 2010), pages 28-38. M.I.C.E. stands for Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. An account of researching a civil engineer in the Public Works Department. For details of how to access this article, see FIBIS Journals
  • Index to Biographical Directory of Civil Engineers FIBIS database.Details have been extracted for those who served in India or South Asia between Pre-1830 (Volume 1) & between 1830 and 1890 (Volume 2)


  • ICE Library Institution of Civil Engineers, London. Includes an Archive service. Previously the ICE Virtual Library could be searched for an obituary of an ICE member, which often gives details of a person's work history, but it is unclear if this facility is now only available to ICE members.
  • UK Engineers Records includes records of Civil Engineers 1820-1930 with some links to India.


Great Indian Peninsula Railway

Historic books Online

Reminiscences of an old English civil engineer, 1858-1908 (1908) by Robert Maitland Brereton. Brereton (1833-1911) was one of the chief engineers associated with GIPR Railway construction.