Arthur Mellen Wellington


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Arthur Mellen Wellington (December 20, 1847 – May 17, 1895) was an American civil engineer remembered for his 1887 book The Economic Theory of the Location of Railways. The saying that An engineer can do for a dollar what any fool can do for two is attributed to him. He was involved in the design and construction of new railways in Mexico. He was chief engineer of the Toledo and Canada Southern ... more »

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  • ''To define it rudely but not inaptly, engineering ... is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.''
    Arthur Mellen Wellington (1847-1895), U.S. engineer. The Economic Theory of the Location of Railways, 6th edition, introduction (1900).
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