“Eminent Engineer Richard Osborne Passes Away”

The death of Richard Boyse Osborne, one of the most prominent civil engineers in the United States, has been announced at Glenside, near Philadelphia.

Born in London on November 3rd, 1815, Osborne was the eldest son of Mr. R. B. Osborne from Graige, County Wexford. As a young man, he traveled to Canada and then to Chicago, where he spent four years planning and establishing several towns that have since become significant cities. Osborne later served as chief engineer of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. In 1845, he returned to Ireland to oversee the construction of the Waterford and Limerick railway line and brought numerous important engineering inventions to Great Britain. The creator of the “Lyons Tables” used by all engineers, Osborne authored many books and reports on engineering subjects. His passing is mourned by a large number of friends in both Great Britain and the United States.

Sheffield Evening Telegraph¬†–¬†Monday 08 January 1900

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