Dixon, John 1796 - 1865

John Dixon (1796-1865) began his career as a bank clerk under Jonathan Backhouse one of the promoters of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. He worked with George Stephenson surveying of the route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway and was then transferred to the surveying of the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway along with Joseph Locke, he also worked as an Engineer on the Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway along with George Stephenson, as an Engineer on the Wear Valley Railway, he was also Resident Engineer and then Locomotive Superintendent of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. In 1845 he returned to the Stockton and Darlington Railway where he became the Consulting Engineer. In 1850 he was a Director of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway.