Thomas Grainger (1794–1851), MICE, FRSE

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A portrait of Thomas Grainger. He was a prominent advocate for the introduction of railways. In 1825 with John Miller (1805–1883) he formed the partnership Grainger & Miller. The partnership undertook many important railway projects in Scotland, including the Edinburgh and Glasgow line and many more in Scotland's central belt and beyond. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1850 and served as President of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts.

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Thomas Grainger (1794–1851), MICE, FRSE




oil on canvas


H 204 x W 146 cm (E)

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Thomas Grainger M. Inst. C.E. / B. 1794 - D. 1852 / Presented by Miss Frances Grainger


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