|Founders|| Charles Beyer |
Beyer, Peacock and Company was an English railway locomotive manufacturer with a factory in Gorton, Manchester. Founded by Charles Beyer, Richard Peacock and Henry Robertson, it traded from 1854 until 1966. It received limited liability in 1902, becoming Beyer, Peacock and Company Limited.
A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. If a locomotive is capable of carrying a payload, it is usually rather referred to as multiple units, motor coaches, railcars or power cars; the use of these self-propelled vehicles is increasingly common for passenger trains, but rare for freight.
Gorton is an area of Manchester in North West England, southeast of the city centre. The population at the 2011 census was 36,055. Neighbouring areas include Audenshaw, Denton, Levenshulme, and Reddish.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017. It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous built-up area, with a population of 2.7 million. It is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council.
In 1854, the German born Charles Beyer resigned as head engineer at Atlas works (Sharp Roberts and Co). It was Beyer that was responsible for success of locomotive production at Atlas. He had trained under the guidance of the prolific inventor of cotton mill machinery, Richard Roberts.
Charles Frederick Beyer was a celebrated German-British locomotive designer and builder, and co-founder of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He was the co-founder and head engineer of Beyer, Peacock and Company in Gorton, Manchester. A philanthropist and deeply religious, he founded three parish churches in Gorton, was a governor of Manchester Grammar School, and remains the single biggest donor to what is today the University of Manchester. He is buried in the graveyard of Llantysilio church, Llantysilio, Llangollen, Denbighshire North Wales. Llantysilio church is within the grounds of his former 700 acre Llantysilio Hall estate. His mansion house, built 1872–1874, is nearby.
Richard Roberts was a British patternmaker and engineer whose development of high-precision machine tools contributed to the birth of production engineering and mass production.
Richard Peacock resigned from his position as chief engineer of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway's locomotive works in Gorton in 1854. Confident in his ability to secure orders to build locomotives, Beyer’s resignation presented Peacock with a partnership opportunity. However, this was not a limited company and all partners were liable for debts should the business fail; in a mid-Victorian economic climate of boom and bust, it was a risky venture. Beyer could raise £9,524 (nearly £900,000 in 2015) and Peacock £5,500 but still required a loan from Charles Geach (founder of the Midland Bank, and first treasurer to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers). Beyer and Peacock were founder members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, but Geach died, the loan was recalled and the whole project nearly died. To the rescue came Thomas Brassey who persuaded Henry Robertson to provide a £4,000 loan in return for being the third (sleeping) partner.
Charles Geach was a prominent English businessman, industrialist, banker and politician of the early to mid-19th century, strongly associated with banking and manufacturing interests. He was a co-founder and the general first manager of the Midland Bank, the first treasurer of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a prominent investor in several major engineering businesses, and MP for Coventry from 1851 to his premature death, aged 46, in 1854.
Midland Bank Plc was one of the Big Four banking groups in the United Kingdom for most of the 20th century. It is now part of HSBC. The bank was founded as the Birmingham and Midland Bank in Union Street, Birmingham, England in August 1836. It expanded in the Midlands, absorbing many local banks, and merged with the Central Bank of London Ltd. in 1891, becoming the London City and Midland Bank.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is an independent professional association and learned society headquartered in London, United Kingdom, that represents mechanical engineers and the engineering profession. With over 120,000 members in 140 countries, working across industries such as railways, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, energy, biomedical and construction, the Institution is licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates for inclusion on its Register of Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians.
Beyer appointed and worked closely with Hermann Ludwig Lange (1837–92), in 1861. A native of his home town, Plauen, Saxony (now Germany), Langer trained as an engineer in Germany, became chief draughtsman in 1865, and chief engineer after Beyer`s death. Langer was heavily involved in the development of the world's first successful condensing locomotives for the Metropolitan Railway, This 4-4-0 tank engine can, therefore be considered as the pioneer motive power on London's Underground London's first underground railway. These locomotives proved to be extremely successful and 148 were built between 1864 and 1886 for various railways including the District Railway, London, in 1871, most still running until electrification in 1905.
The Metropolitan Railway A Class and B Class were 4-4-0T condensing steam locomotives built for the Metropolitan Railway by Beyer Peacock, first used in 1864. A total of 40 A Class and 26 of the slightly different B Class were delivered by 1885. Used underground, the locomotives condensed their steam, and coke or smokeless coal was burnt to reduce the smoke.
The Metropolitan District Railway was a passenger railway that served London from 1868 to 1933. Established in 1864 to complete the inner circle, an underground railway in London, the first part of the line opened using gas-lit wooden carriages hauled by steam locomotives. The Metropolitan Railway operated all services until the District introduced its own trains in 1871. The railway was soon extended westwards through Earl's Court to Fulham, Richmond, Ealing and Hounslow. After completing the inner circle and reaching Whitechapel in 1884, it was extended to Upminster in Essex in 1902.
Beyer Peacock exported locomotives and machine tools to service them all over the world
Important designs were the Garratt articulated locomotives widely used in Africa, notably on South and East African Railways, and Australia and the 4-4-0 tank locomotives used on the Metropolitan and District Railways in London from 1864 until electrification in 1905. They also built 2-4-0 tank locomotives for 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) lines in Norway and the famous Manx Peacock design for the 3 ft (914 mm) gauge Isle of Man Railway
A Garratt is a type of steam locomotive that is articulated into three parts. Its boiler is mounted on the centre frame, and two steam engines are mounted on separate frames, one on each end of the boiler. Articulation permits larger locomotives to negotiate curves and lighter rails that might restrict large rigid-framed locomotives. Many Garratt designs aimed to double the power of the largest conventional locomotives operating on their railways, thus reducing the need for multiple locomotives and crews.
Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. The majority of the continent and its countries are in the Northern Hemisphere, with a substantial portion and number of countries in the Southern Hemisphere.
Transnet Freight Rail is a South African rail transport company, formerly known as Spoornet. It was part of the South African Railways and Harbours Administration, a state-controlled organisation that employed hundreds of thousands of people for decades from the first half of the 20th century and was widely referred to by the initials SAR&H. Customer complaints about serious problems with Transnet Freight Rail's service were reported in 2010. Its head office is in Inyanda House in Parktown, Johannesburg.
The first Garratt locomotive constructed was the Tasmanian Government Railways K class on the western Tasmanian North East Dundas Tramway; K1 is now preserved on the Welsh Highland Railway together with the last Garratt Beyer Peacock built SAR NGG 16 Class No.143. Four New South Wales Government Railways AD60 class Beyer-Garratt Patent locomotives are preserved being the most powerful steam locomotives in the southern hemisphere when introduced.
The Tasmanian Government Railways K class was a class of 0-4-0+0-4-0 Garratt steam locomotives operated by the Tasmanian Government Railways. It was the first class of Garratt locomotives ever produced.
The West Coast of Tasmania is the part of the state that is strongly associated with wilderness, mining and tourism, rough country and isolation. As well as that, it was an early convict settlement location in the early stages of Van Diemen's Land.
The North East Dundas Tramway (NEDT) was a 2 ft narrow gauge tramway on West Coast Tasmania that ran between Zeehan and Deep Lead. It was part of Tasmanian Government Railways. The world's first Garratt locomotives TGR K Class were used on the line, as were two G Class 0-4-2T engines built by Sharp-Stewart of Glasgow in 1896 and a massive 'J Class' 2-6-4-0T articulated locomotive manufactured by Hagans of Erfurt in 1900.
Gorton Foundry was on the opposite (south) side of the railway line to the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway works at Gorton. Between 1855 and 1966, the company built nearly 8,000 railway locomotives. Several of their 1874-built steam locomotives for the Isle of Man Railway remain in daily use. A Gorton-built South African Railways GL class Beyer-Garratt locomotive is on display in the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
In addition to building steam locomotives, Beyer, Peacock & Co. also built the 10 British Rail Class 82, 25 kV AC electric locomotives to a Metropolitan-Vickers design, the 101 British Rail Class 35 diesel hydraulic locomotives, and, the last of all built, British Rail Class 25/3 diesel-electrics. They also collaborated with Metropolitan Vickers in building the Western Australian Government Railways X class, diesel electric locomotives, and the New South Wales 46 class, 1500 V DC electric locomotives at Bowesfield Works, Stockton-on-Tees.
The foundry was at Openshaw near Manchester, England, and was built in 1854 and designed mainly by Beyer. The site was chosen because land was cheaper than in the city and had good water supply from a local reservoir (It should not be confused with the Gorton locomotive works of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, locally known as Gorton Tank which was on the north side of the railway line, which had been built by Richard Peacock, when he was chief engineer, before he resigned and joined forces with Beyer to form Beyer-Peacock.). Beyer had designed the works so it always allowed room for expansion. In its 112-year history no buildings needed to be demolished as the works developed.
In 2012 the former boiler-shop remains in use, as the Hammerstone Road Depot of Manchester City Council.
Beyer-Ljungstrom Turbine Locomotive The Beyer-Ljungstrom Turbine Locomotive
|BP No.||Built||Company built for||Locomotive number||Class||Wheel arrangement||Preserved at|
|33||1856||Statens Järnvägar||3 (43) Prins August||B||2-4-0||On display at Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle|
|239||1861||Statens Järnvägar||22 (506) Thor||Ä(Qä)||0-4-2T||On display at Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle|
|533||1865||Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Staatsspoorwegen||13 (NS 705)||9-16||2-4-0||On display at Dutch Railway Museum, Utrecht|
|710||1866||Metropolitan Railway||23||A||4-4-0T||London Transport Museum, at Covent Garden|
|627||1866||Statens järnvägar||75 Göta||A(Aa)||2-2-2||On display at Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle|
|809||1867||Statens järnvägar||93 Jernsida||G(Gc)||0-6-0||Nynäs, Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle, see 1442|
|846||1868||St. Petersburg & Helsingfors Railway||9||B1||0-4-2T||Finnish Railway Museum, Hyvinkää|
|1255||1873||Isle of Man Railway||1 Sutherland||2-4-0T||Stored pending rebuild (Isle of Man Railway)|
|1255||1873||Isle of Man Railway||3 Pender||2-4-0T||On display at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (sectioned exhibit)|
|1416||1874||Isle of Man Railway||4 Loch||2-4-0T||In service (Isle of Man Steam Railway)|
|1417||1874||Isle of Man Railway||5 Mona||2-4-0T||Stored (Isle of Man Railway)|
|1442||1867||Statens järnvägar||161 Wik||G(Gc)||0-6-0||Nynäs, Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle marked Gc 93|
|1524||1875||Isle of Man Railway||6 Peveril||2-4-0T||On display at the Port Erin Railway Museum|
|1647||1877||NSW Government Railways||1905||Z19||0-6-0||NSW Rail Museum|
|1827||1879||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1827||0-4-0ST||Operational at Foxfield Railway|
|1933||1880||Bergslagernas Järnvägar||27||K||0-6-0||Nynäs, Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle|
|2028||1880||Manx Northern Railway||3 Thornhill||2-4-0T||Privately preserved (Isle of Man)|
|2038||1880||Isle of Man Railway||7 Tynwald||2-4-0T||Dismantled for spares. Frames moved to Southwold Railway|
|2101||1881||Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Staatsspoorwegen||326 (NS 1326)||301-475||2-4-0||On display at Dutch Railway Museum, Utrecht|
|2254||1911||South Maitland Railways||10, 17–20, 22–28, 30–31||10||2-8-2T||2 Operational, 12 in|
|3276||1890||Ferrocarril Alcoy Gandia||2 "Villalonga"||2-6-2t||On display at Al-Azraq Square, Alcoi, Spain|
|3282||1891||Ferrocarril Alcoy Gandia||7 "Cocentaina"||2-6-2t||On display at Gandia station, Spain|
|2601||1886||Mersey Railway/J. & A. Brown||1 The Major||I||0-6-4T||NSW Rail Museum, Thirlmere, NSW, Australia|
|2605||1886||Mersey Railway||5 Cecil Raikes||I||0-6-4T||Museum of Liverpool|
|3402||1891||NSW Government Railways||3203||C32||4-6-0||NSW Rail Museum|
|3413||1892||NSW Government Railways||3214||C32||4-6-0||Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum|
|3436||1892||NSW Government Railways||3237||C32||4-6-0||Operational, Lachlan Valley Railway|
|3610||1894||Isle of Man Railway||8 Fenella||2-4-0T||In service (Isle of Man Railway)|
|3641||1894||Nippon Railway, Japan||B104||B10||4-4-0 -> 4-4-2T||Kominato Railway, Ichihara, Chiba, Japan|
|3815||1896||Isle of Man Railway||9 Douglas||2-4-0T||Stored (Isle of Man Railway)|
|3911||1897||Nippon Railway, Japan||5540||5500||4-4-0||Ome Railway Park, Ome, Tokyo, Japan|
|4028||1898||Tobu Railway, Japan||5||B1||4-4-0||Tobu Museum, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan|
|4029||1898||Tobu Railway, Japan||6||B1||4-4-0||Tobu Museum, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan|
|4221||1901||NSW Government Railways||3265 Hunter||C32||4-6-0||Operational, Powerhouse Museum|
|4372||1902||NSW Government Railways||5069||D50||2-8-0||Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum|
|4662||1905||Isle of Man Railway||10 G. H. Wood||2-4-0T||In service (Isle of Man Steam Railway)|
|4663||1905||Isle of Man Railway||11 Maitland||2-4-0T||Stored pending rebuild (Isle of Man Railway)|
|4748||1906||Central Uruguay Railway||88||N||2-6-0||On display (Paysandú station, Uruguay)|
|4750||1906||Central Uruguay Railway||92||N||2-6-0||On display in bad shape (San José, Uruguay)|
|4751||1906||Central Uruguay Railway||93||N||2-6-0||On display (Young, Uruguay)|
|4943||1907||Central Uruguay Railway||96||N||2-6-0||On display (City bus terminal, Artigas, Uruguay)|
|5054||1908||NSW Government Railways||5112||D50||2-8-0||Bathurst|
|5074||1909||NSW Government Railways||5132||D50||2-8-0||Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum|
|5126||1908||Isle of Man Railway||12 Hutchinson||2-4-0T||In service (Isle of Man Steam Railway)|
|5292||1909||Tasmanian Government Railways||K1||K||0-4-0+0-4-0||Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)|
|5382||1910||Isle of Man Railway||13 Kissack||2-4-0T||Awaiting new boiler (Isle of Man Railway)|
|5399||1910||Central Uruguay Railway||119||N3||2-6-0||In working order (CEFU, Montevideo, Uruguay)|
|5400||1910||Central Uruguay Railway||120||N3||2-6-0||In service (AUAR, Montevideo, Uruguay)|
|5807||1914||NSW Government Railways||3112||C30||4-6-4T||Stored, Private ownership, Canberra|
|6296||1926||Isle of Man Railway||16 Mannin||2-4-0T||On display at the Port Erin Railway Museum|
|1572||1928||London and North Eastern Railway||8572||LNER B12 (GER Class S69)||4-6-0||Operational at the North Norfolk Railway|
|6639||1930||South African Railways||2352||GL||4-8-2+2-8-4||Manchester Museum of Science and Industry|
|7340||1950||Rhodesia Railways||398 "Isidumuka"||15A||4-6-4+4-6-4||Flying Fifteen Group, Steam Incorporated Paekakariki|
|7531||1954||NSW Government Railways||6029||AD60||4-8-4+4-8-4||Canberra Railway Museum|
|7541||1956||NSW Government Railways||6039||AD60||4-8-4+4-8-4||Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum|
|7542||1956||NSW Government Railways||6040||AD60||4-8-4+4-8-4||NSW Rail Museum|
|7544||1956||NSW Government Railways||6042||AD60||4-8-4+4-8-4||Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum|
|7582||1953||Rhodesia Railways||509||14A||4-8-2+2-8-4||Mainline Steam Heritage Trust Plimmerton New Zealand|
|7681||1956||South African Railways||4083||GMAM||4-8-2+2-8-4||Mainline Steam Heritage Trust Mercer, New Zealand|
|7863||1958||South African Railways||NG138||NGG 16||2-6-2+2-6-2||Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)|
|7865||1958||South African Railways||NG140||NGG 16||2-6-2+2-6-2||Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)|
|7868||1958||South African Railways||NG143||NGG 16||2-6-2+2-6-2||Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)|
|BP No.||Built||Company built for||Locomotive number(s)||Class||Wheel arrangement||Preserved at|
|1956||NSWGR||4601||46 Class||Co-Co||Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum|
|1956||NSWGR||4602||46 Class||Co-Co||Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum|
|1956||NSWGR||4615||46 Class||Co-Co||Junee Roundhouse Museum on permanent loan from the Sydney Electric Train Society|
|1956||NSWGR||4617||46 Class||Co-Co||Privately owned, Junee (cab only)|
|1956||NSWGR||4627||46 Class||Co-Co||Sydney Electric Train Society|
|1956||NSWGR||4638||46 Class||Co-Co||NSW Rail Museum, Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot|
|1961||British Railways||E3054, 82008||BR Class 82||Bo-Bo||Barrow Hill Engine Shed|
|7911||1962||British Railways||D7017||BR Class 35 Hymek||B-B||West Somerset Railway|
|7912||1962||British Railways||D7018||BR Class 35 Hymek||B-B||West Somerset Railway|
|7923||1962||British Railways||D7029||BR Class 35 Hymek||B-B||Severn Valley Railway|
|7980||1963||British Railways||D7076||BR Class 35 Hymek||B-B||East Lancs Railway|
|8038||1965||British Railways||D7628, 25278 Sybilla||BR Class 25||Bo-Bo||North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Operational|
|8039||1965||British Railways||D7629, 25279||BR Class 25||Bo-Bo||Great Central Railway (Nottingham) - Operational|
|8043||1965||British Railways||D7633, 25283||BR Class 25||Bo-Bo||Dean Forest Railway - Operational|
Metropolitan-Vickers, Metrovick, or Metrovicks, was a British heavy electrical engineering company of the early-to-mid 20th century formerly known as British Westinghouse. Highly diversified, they were particularly well known for their industrial electrical equipment such as generators, steam turbines, switchgear, transformers, electronics and railway traction equipment. Metrovick holds a place in history as the builders of the first commercial transistor computer, the Metrovick 950, and the first British axial-flow jet engine, the Metropolitan-Vickers F.2. Their factory in Trafford Park, Manchester, was for most of the 20th century one of the biggest and most important heavy engineering facilities in Britain and the world.
The British Rail Class 82 electric locomotives were built by Beyer, Peacock and Company between 1960 and 1962, as part of the West Coast Main Line electrification.
The Finnish Railway Museum is located in Hyvinkää, Finland. It was founded in 1898 and located in Helsinki. The museum was moved to Hyvinkää in 1974.
The London and North Eastern Railway Class U1 was a solitary 2-8-0+0-8-2 Beyer-Garratt locomotive designed for banking coal trains over the Worsborough Bank, a steeply graded line in South Yorkshire and part of the Woodhead Route. It was both the longest and the most powerful steam locomotive ever to run in Britain. It was built in 1925 with the motion at each end being based on an existing 2-8-0 design. The original number was 2395, and it was renumbered 9999 in March 1946, and then 69999 after nationalisation in 1948, although it retained its cab-side plate bearing its original number throughout its life. The locomotive ran for some time as an oil burner, and was tried out on the Lickey Incline in 1949–1950 and again, after the electrification of its home line, in 1955. These trials were unsuccessful, and so the locomotive was withdrawn in 1955 and scrapped.
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, the 2-8-0+0-8-2 is a Garratt articulated locomotive. The wheel arrangement is effectively two 2-8-0 locomotives operating back to back, with the boiler and cab suspended between the two power units. Each power unit has a single pair of leading wheels in a leading truck, followed by four coupled pairs of driving wheels and no trailing wheels. Since the 2-8-0 type is sometimes known as a Consolidation, the corresponding Garratt type could be referred to as a Double Consolidation.
The SLNCR Lough Class was a class of 0-6-4T steam tank locomotives of the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway (SLNCR).
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, the 0-4-0+0-4-0 is an articulated locomotive of the Garratt type. The wheel arrangement is effectively two 0-4-0 locomotives operating back-to-back or face-to-face, with the boiler and cab suspended between the two power units. Each power unit has no leading wheels, four powered and coupled driving wheels on two axles and no trailing wheels. A similar arrangement exists for Mallet and Meyer locomotives, but is referred to as 0-4-4-0.
The South African Railways Class GL 4-8-2+2-8-4 of 1929 was an articulated steam locomotive.
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, a 4-8-2+2-8-4 is a Garratt articulated locomotive consisting of a pair of 4-8-2 engine units back to back, with the boiler and cab suspended between them. The 4-8-2 wheel arrangement has four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles and two trailing wheels on one axle, usually in a trailing truck. Since the 4-8-2 type is generally known as a Mountain, the corresponding Garratt type is usually known as a Double Mountain.
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, a 2-8-2+2-8-2 is an articulated locomotive using a pair of 2-8-2 power units back to back, with the boiler and cab suspended between them. The 2-8-2 wheel arrangement has a single pair of leading wheels in a leading truck, followed by four coupled pairs of driving wheels and a pair of trailing wheels in a trailing truck. Since the 2-8-2 type was known as Mikado, the corresponding Garratt and Modified Fairlie types were usually known as Double Mikado.
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 0-6-0+0-6-0 represents the wheel arrangement of an articulated locomotive with two separate swivelling engine units, each unit with no leading wheels, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and no trailing wheels. The arrangement is effectively two 0-6-0 locomotives operating back-to-back and was used on Garratt, Double Fairlie, Meyer and Kitson-Meyer articulated locomotives. A similar arrangement exists for Mallet steam locomotives on which only the front engine unit swivels, but these are referred to as 0-6-6-0.
Bowesfield Works was a railway locomotive manufacturing plant in Stockton-on-Tees. The works was operated by a joint venture company called Metropolitan Vickers-Beyer Peacock from 1949 until 1960.
The Z12 class was a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotives built for and operated by the New South Wales Government Railways of Australia.
The AD60 class were Beyer-Garratt patent articulated four-cylinder, simple, non-condensing, coal-fired superheated, 4-8-4+4-8-4 heavy goods steam locomotives built by Beyer, Peacock and Company for the New South Wales Government Railways in Australia.
Gorton Locomotive Works, known locally as Gorton Tank, was in West Gorton in Manchester, England and was completed in 1848 by the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway. Even in the 1960s the number of men who worked there was large enough to support nine public houses in the nearby Ogden Lane.
The South African Railways Class NG G11 2-6-0+0-6-2 of 1919 was a narrow gauge steam locomotive.
The EAR 56 class was a class of 1,000 mm gauge 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt-type articulated steam locomotives built by Beyer, Peacock & Co. in Gorton, Manchester, England, in 1949. The six members of the class were ordered by the Kenya-Uganda Railway (KUR) immediately after World War II, and were a slightly modified version of the KUR's existing EC5 class.
The EAR 60 class, also known as the Governor class, was a class of 1,000 mm gauge 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt-type articulated steam locomotives built for the East African Railways as a development of the EAR's existing 56 class.
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