Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Engineers

Edited by
Rod Millard

 MACLEOD, Malcolm Hugh, b.13 July 1857, Isle of Skye, Scotland; d. 9 Feb. 1928, Toronto. MacLeod moved to Canada in 1862, but was educated in the United States. In 1875, he joined the Victoria Railway as a rodman, and, in 1879 was appointed assistant of construction on the Credit Valley Railway. In 1880, he worked for the Ontario Pacific Railway, was resident engineer on the construction of the Toronto and Ottawa Railway (1882), and then was resident engineer on the superior division, Canadian Pacific Railway (1883). Two years later, he was in charge of the location survey and construction of the Atlantic and Northwest Railway. In 1898, he became superintendent of operations for the Crow’s Nest Pass Branch. In 1900, he was appointed chief engineer of the Canadian Northern Railway, and, upon its amalgamation with the CPR was advisory engineer, a position he held until his death. He was a member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (renamed  Engineering Institute of Canada, 1918), served on its council, and was elected vice president in 1908. A Presbyterian, he married Emma M. Plaw in 1896, and they had one son.

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