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Johnston, Andrew, Commissioner of Railways, Queensland, was born in 1852. He was engaged in the construction of the Settle and Carlisle and Shipley and Guiseley railways from 1869 to 1877, and from 1877 to 1881 he had the entire supervision of the Ely and Haddenham and St. Ives railway, and the Gottenburg tramways in Sweden. He was appointed engineer of the eastern division of the Great Eastern Railway in 1881, and in that position supervised the construction of many important works. In 1889 he was appointed to his present post.