John Miller
continued
introduction  •  early years  •  coming of the railways  •  Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway  •  Railway Mania  •  wider career  •  politics  •  church, family and property  •  appreciation  •  selected works  •  sources
Selected works
1823 Employed as engineer by Thomas Grainger, Edinburgh
1824-26 Working with Grainger on Monkland & Kirkintilloch Railway
1825 Goes into partnership with Thomas Grainger
1826-28 Ballochney Railway, with Grainger
1826-31 Garnkirk & Glasgow Railway, with Grainger
1828 Hopetoun House land survey and estate plan, with Grainger
1829-33 Wishaw & Coltness Railway, with Grainger
1830 Polloc & Govan Railway, with Grainger
1831 Jedburgh to Whitelee toll road for Roxburghshire Turnpike Trust, with Grainger
1835-37 Paisley & Renfrew Railway, with Grainger
1835-38 Engineer to the Dundee & Arbroath Railway
1837 Proposal for a railway from Montrose to Brechin, with Grainger
1837 Linlithgow Palace and parkland reports
1837 Blackness Castle and lands reports
1837-43 Engineer to the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway, designs locomotives for it (12 built)
1838 Plans for improvements to Arbroath Harbour, with Grainger
1838-42 Engineer to Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway, has a locomotive named after him (Miller, 1848)
1842 Haymarket Station, Edinburgh
1839-41 Almond Valley Viaduct ... Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway
1839-42 Winchburgh Tunnel ... Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway
1840-42 Cowlairs Incline and Queen Street Station (Glasgow) ... Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway
1844-46 North British Railway and branch to Haddington
1845-47 North British Railway, Edinburgh to Hawick
1845-47 Working on Dundee & Perth Railway but resigned before construction
1845-50 Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway, Polmont to Larbert
1845 Puts plans to Parliament for more than 2,400km of railway (November)
1845 Partnership with Grainger dissolved
1846 Dunglass Viaduct, East Linton Bridge and Waverley Station (Edinburgh), North British Railway
1846-47 Directs upgrading of Kilmarnock & Troon Railway, which becomes part of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway
1846-48 Ballochmyle Viaduct ... Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway — Cumnock extension (Glasgow & South Western Railway from 1850)
1846-49 Engineer to Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle Railway, thereafter consultant (to 1850)
1846-49 Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway extension to Cumnock
1846-50 North British Railway branch to Kelso
1847 Adds footways to Glenesk Bridge ... North British Railway
1847 Timber viaduct at Laigh Milton, near Kilmarnock
1847-48 Carron Viaduct ... Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle Railway
1848 Kilmarnock Viaduct ... Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway — Cumnock extension
1848 Dumfries Station ... Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle Railway
1848-50 Drumlanrig Tunnel ... Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle Railway
1849-50 Roxburgh (Teviot) Viaduct ... North British Railway
1850 Lugar Water Viaduct ... Glasgow & South Western Railway
1850 Retires, aged 45
1852 Unsuccessfully stands for Parliament (seat: Stirling Burghs)
1865 Unsuccessfully stands for Parliament (seat: Edinburgh)
1868-74 Elected to Parliament (Liberal, Edinburgh with Duncan McLaren)
introduction  •  early years  •  coming of the railways  •  Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway  •  Railway Mania  •  wider career  •  politics  •  church, family and property  •  appreciation  •  selected works  •  sources
All items by John Miller  •  Everything built ... 1805 - 1883
main reference  BDCE1
portrait of John Miller  courtesy Roland Paxton

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John Miller
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DumfriesStation
A train at Dumfries Station (1848), built as part of the Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle Railway, looking south (date unknown).
Photo: © Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Kilmarnock Viaduct
Part of the 23-arch Kilmarnock Viaduct (1848), built as part of the Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle Railway.
Photo: © Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence