Frederick Lewis Dibblee

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Frederick Lewis Dibblee (1837-1888) was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He was trained as a railway engineer in Canada, worked in Brazil and Prussia, and then spent the rest of his working life in India and Burma, dying of a fever in Calcutta. [1]

Railway Achievements in India

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He died at Calcutta on the 28th of September, 1888, having just been posted to join Mr. Horace Bell's staff for the Desert Railway survey in Rajpootana.

Mr. Dibblee acquired a reputation in the Punjab for his bold and skilful construction of temporary timber stagings, made from railway sleepers, for the erection of iron bridges. These stagings were devised so that the progress of the work should not be interrupted by freshets or floods in the nullah-bed, as was the case with ordinary stagings. He was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 6th of December, 1864, and was transferred to Member on the 23rd of February, 1869.