Joseph Locke, Esq.re M.P.
London, Published June 1st. 1849, by Henry Graves & Comp.y Printsellers in Ordinary to Her Majesty and H.R.H. Prince Albert. 6, Pall Mall.
Mixed method engraving. Plate 774 x 394mm. 30½ x 15½".
Joseph Locke (1805-1860) was a civil engineer and was apprenticed to the railway engineer George Stephenson. He was particularly associated with railway projects and dominated this scene alongside Robert Stephenson and Brunel, as one of the major pioneers of railway development. He was part of the surveying team and group of engineers on the developments of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, Lancaster & Carlisle Railway, and the Manchester & Sheffield Railway. In the south he was responsible for working on the London and South Western Railway, including the designs of Richmond Railway Bridge (1848, but since replaced) and Barnes Bridge (1849). He was also involved in planning and building many railways in Europe, including the Le Havre, Rouen, Paris rail link, the Barcelona to Mataro line and the Dutch Rhenish Railway. Between 1857 and 1859 he was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and in 1847 he served as MP for Honiton in Devon.
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