This page provides short biographies of people associated with old permanent way, with surnames beginning with R. They are arranged in alphabetical order of surname. They provide links to related information and to any on-line detailed biographies that are available. For abbreviations used, see list in glossary.
Select other biographies pages for other first letters of surname.
Link to end of Biographies (P,Q) page.
Chief Engineer of HR, 1898 – 1913.
Ross, Alexander. MInstCE.
Began professional career on GNSR. Served on LNWR at Manchester and Liverpool. Assistant Engineer of LYR in 1888. President of the PWI, 1888. Chief Engineer of MSLR, 1890 - 1897. Chief Engineer of GNR, 1897 - retired 1911. Chairman of REA Railway Joints Standardization Committee, 1905. Author of 1905 REA report "Standardization of Permanent Way Rail Joints" Ross_1905. President of the ICE, 1915-16. Photo in PWI 100 years p.16.
Link to start of Biographies (S) page.