Peto, Brassey and Betts

Peto, Brassey and Betts was a civil engineering partnership between Samuel Morton Peto, Thomas Brassey and Edward Betts. They built a supply and casualty transport railway (Grand Crimean Central Railway) from Balaclava port to the siege lines southeast of Sevastopol in 1855 during the Crimean War. The supply line was instrumental in the success of the siege. The partnership was contracted to produce a number of significant projects around the world including Victoria Bridge in Montreal and the European and North American Railway.

Handbill showing Victoria Bridge and the names of the partners

Significant worksEdit


  1. ^ "Main Range Railway (entry 601480)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

Further readingEdit

  • James Hodges (1860), Construction of the great Victoria Bridge in Canada by James Hodges, engineer, to Messrs. Peto, Brassey, and Betts, contractors, London J. Weale, ISBN 978-0-665-45104-1 — available online at the Open Library

External linksEdit

  Media related to Peto, Brassey and Betts at Wikimedia Commons