George Rennie, British railway and marine engineer, 1854-1866.
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Studio portrait photograph by Maull and Polyblank of George Rennie (1791-1866). George was the eldest son of John Rennie (1761-1821). He studied at Edinburgh University and, after the death of his father in 1821, took over the family engineering firm with his brother Sir John Rennie (1794-1874). George Rennie made his name as a railway engineer, with achievements including the laying of the London & Brighton Railway, and he also designed several locomotives. He later found some succes in marine engineering. Dimensions: 200mm x 150mm.