Patrick Stirling 1820 - 1895

born in:
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

In 1837, Patrick Stirling began his engineering career as an apprentice to his uncle, James Stirling, at the Dundee Foundry. In 1851 he became locomotive superintendant of the Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Junction Railway and then, in 1866, he took the same position with GNR, at Doncaster; after just ten months in the job he became chief locomotive superintendant. He remained with GNR until he retired, in 1895, ten days before his death.