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Colonel George Thomas Landmann

Person  Male  Born 11/4/1780  Died 27/8/1854

Categories: Engineering

Countries: Spain

Army officer and engineer. Born Woolwich, the son of a professor at the Royal Military Academy. He studied at the Academy, joined the Royal Engineers and served abroad constructing fortifications, canals and bridges. Fluent in Spanish he was particularly useful there. On his retirement from the Royal Engineers in 1824 he became involved with railway construction.

An elevated railway from Greenwich into central London was his idea and with a partner, George Walter, he created the London and Greenwich Railway Company to build it. His design, using viaducts to overcome all obstructions and avoid level crossings was innovative and it is still the longest railway viaduct in Britain. Also constructed a railway line and docks at Fleetwood in Lancashire. Died Shacklewell, Hackney.

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