Thomas Hall (railway engineer)
Richard Thomas Hall (born 31 May 1823; died 21 August 1889) was a British railway engineer.
Richard Thomas Hall
May 31, 1823
|Died||August 21, 1889(aged 66)|
In 1868, the Cape Copper Mining Company hired Thomas Hall to survey and construct the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge Namaqualand Railway in the Cape Colony. In March 1875, one year before the completion of the railway, Thomas Hall accepted the appointment of railway engineer to the South African Republic and started surveying the 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge Pretoria to Delagoa Bay railway of the Netherlands-South African Railway Company.
When the South African Republic became British territory in 1878, he became maintenance engineer and retired from government service in 1886. He died on 21 August 1889.