South Indian Railway Personnel

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South Indian Railway Personnel - a sub-section of South Indian Railway(SIR) page.

SIR Personnel by Department in Chronological Order

The following are notable, with period of service in post indicated.

Click on name to follow link where available for more information. This list is not complete

Agents of the South India Railway

Consulting Engineers to SIR

  • George Barclay Bruce Sir I.Mech.E, Consulting Engineer first to Great Southern of India Railway from 1856, then to SIR[3].
  • Robert White I.Mec.E., Consulting Engineer to SIR from 1888 [4]: Pamban Viaduct Designer for SIR c.1910 -13 #p.67[1]; formerly GSIR Assistant Engineer, 1869, which became SIR, 1872; rising to the position of acting Chief Engineer of the line, 1881 on leaving India.

Chief Engineers, SIR

Chief Mechanical Engineers

  • Charles Edwin Crighton, 1890-1903, SIR Chief Mechanical Engineer, #p.212[1]; 1880-1890 SIR Locomotive and Carriage Superintendent; 1867- 1880 SIR Resident Engineer and Locomotive Superintendent, before 1867 with Great Southern of India Railway [7]
  • W B Reynolds, 1903-14, SIR Chief Mechanical Engineer. #p.212[1]
  • V Crighton, 1914-22, SIR Chief Mechanical Engineer. #p.212[1]
  • P F Tweedie, 1922-27, SIR Chief Mechanical Engineer. #p.212[1]

Locomotive and Carriage Superintendents, SIR

  • G Crighton, 1918. #p.5[1]

Executive Engineers

  • H W Perry, 1907. #p63[1]

Other Records

1905 Civil List records the following from the Public Works Department - State Railways being deployed to the SIR :–

Miscellaneous Records

  • Frederick James Page, 1902, SIR Works Manager at Negapatam; 1905, SIR District Locomotive Superintendent at Madura [11].