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Early British railway engineer.

Biographical Information

Name: Charles Blacker Vignoles
Born on 31 May 1793 in , County Wexford, Ireland, Europe
Deceased on 17 November 1875 in , Hampshire, South East England, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Notes & Comments

Charles Blacker Vignoles is also the designer of the typical flat-bottom rail section now standard on railway tracks used around the world.

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:



  1. Vignoles, C. B. (1873): Hindostanee Railway. Appendix To Discussion on The State Railways of India. In: Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, v. 35, n. 1873-1 ( 1873), pp. 476-519.


  2. Vignoles, Charles Blacker (1977): Observations upon the Floridas. University Press of Florida.

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