Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Railway engineer. Thomas Going, third son of William Going of Altavilla, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, was born on 8 August 1827. He entered Trinity College Dublin in 1845 and obtained the Diploma in Civil Engineering in 1849. On graduating from Trinity in 1850 he spent two years in Ireland before going to the United States. After five years working on railways in America, he was appointed Assistant Engineer on the staff of the Madras Railway Co. in India. He remained with the Company for eighteen years and had reached the position of assistant chief engineer at the time of his death, which took place on 15 September 1875 at The Grove, Killiney, the home of his brother-in-law, Alexander Kennedy.

ICE: elected member, 5 Dec 1865.
ICEI: elected foreign life member, 1861;(1) reads papers, 'Description of the Madras Railways', 8 Jan 1862,(2) and 'On some of the Materials used for Construction in the Madras Presidency', 1865.(3)


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Going in Min.Proc.Inst.C.E. 44 (1875-6), 221.

(1) IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 197.
(2) TICEI 7 (1861-62), 17.
(3) TICEI 8 (1862-65), 103.