Fairlie, Robert Francis
- Geoffrey Hughes
Fairlie, Robert Francis (1830–1885), civil and mechanical engineer, was born in Glasgow on 5 April 1830, the son of T. Archibald Fairlie, an engineer, and his wife, Margaret McCall. He gained practical experience of locomotive design and construction at Crewe and Swindon. His first appointment was in 1853 as engineer and general manager of the ...