Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The hunslet engine company was founded in 1864 at jack lane, hunslet by john towlerton leather. This page is a list of preserved narrowgauge steam locomotives built by the hunslet engine company. The hunslet engine works next to manning wardles offices on jack lane we see the grand building that was once the head offices of the hunslet engine company. Im the engine and drivetrain design lead for my formula sae team so i have a lot of new members asking me how to learn more about engines so they can get involved with the technical parts of design. Hunslet engine works by townsley, don and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Townsley, isbn 1871980380 1 look for this book on amazon a hunslet hundred, l. New a copy sourced new from the original publishers. Hunslet works no 3806 wilbert g b keeling rev w awdry 06. A blue plaque on the front of the building acknowledges its role in local history. Not all of the modified locomotives were of the austerity type.
The first steam locomotive built by hunslet engine company left the works at jack lane in the hunslet area of leeds on 18 july 1865. The hunslet engine works over a century and a half of locomotive building. List of preserved hunslet austerity 060st locomotives. Hunslet works no 3806 wilbert g b keeling rev w awdry 060st this locomotive was built in 1953 for the national coal board ncb by the hunslet engine company to the design used to supply to the ministry of defence and is thus regarded as an austerity type locomotive.
The hunslet engine company was founded in 1864 in hunslet, england. Delagoa bay which would appear to indicate shipment to. The first was completed at their leeds works at the. Our original target was 2014 for the anniversary of the start of ww1, and to this end we finalised a plan to speed up restoration work, starting in early 2012. She spent most of her working life at port penrhyn where she sorted wagons of slate ready for loading onto ships for transport all over the world. She was built by the hunslet engine company ltd of leeds in 1883, linda has always been one of the mainline engines of the penhryn quarries ltd. Engines were not allowed to travel along the track on the tip itself, as it was not firm enough to take their weight. Hudswell clarke 1186 visiting the hunslet engine works in 1986 photo ian smith the civil engineering equipment part of the business did not pass to hunslet with the locomotive business. List of preserved hunslet narrowgauge locomotives wikipedia. By the 1980s, the two diesels became wornout, so the skarloey railway purchased them they were transferred to the island of sodor, and dismantled at crovans gate works. The hunslet engine company of leeds is wellknown for its quarry hunslet 040 saddle tanks. The yorkshire engine company also built 8 locomotives in 1954 for use in ironstone quarries and at scunthorpe steelworks. Its mentioned as hunslet in the 1086 domesday book.
Two articulated hunslet engine 0440 dm diesel locomotives were supplied to the royal arsenal. The 040 saddle tanks produced by the hunslet engine co. It transpired that the original worksplates, long separated from the locomotive, did still exist more about this later. Ex hunslet man don townsley in his definitive book on the firm compares the. Nowdays all these locomotives can be found working for the leisure market. This locomotive proved a success and two further locomotives were ordered in 1877 to an improved design.
Hunslets designed these light weight locmotives for work in harsh enviroments in the quarries running most of the year, year in year out. The book identifies leeds as a major railway manufacturing centre and takes the story through from murrays middleton locomotive of 1812 to both standard and broad gauge express locomotives of the very early main line railways. Hunslet engine company and its associated companies have produced over 19,000 steam, diesel and electric locomotives for destinations around the world and the company has always been at the forefront of technical development, a position it is proud to maintain now and into the future. Rolt 2 look for this book on amazon hunslet narrow gauge locomotives, andrew neale, plateway press, isbn 1 871980 28 3 6 look for this book on amazon. Patrick, isbn 0903839415 4 look for this book on amazon bagnalls of stafford, allan c. Fine clean and sound without major blemishes and only light indications of being previously owned very good a presentable copy with indications of previous ownership. Over a century and a half of locomotive building by townsley, d. Hunslet engine works by townsley d h and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Townsley author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. An order for a further twelve, 404024, was placed a month later, this batch being earmarked for aerodrome construction work. Over a century and a half of locomotive building hardcover 1 nov.
Sixteen thought he knew better and often tried to pass the danger. The hunslet diesels thomas the tank engine wikia fandom. Some railway historians and researchers think some parts for this design were sold to them by hunslet as part of a subcontract settlement for yorkshire engine co built gwr 9400 class 060pts ordered from hunslet. In kerr stuarts engine book against 4006 and 404015 is a manuscript entry s. In 1859 john manning became a partner of charles wetherall wardle and established the boyne engine works. The population of the previous city and hunslet council ward at the 2011 census was 33,705. I want to get a works plate made up for my 15 hunslet so i would like to know if there are gaps in the works. List of hunslet narrowgauge locomotive designs wikipedia.
Welocme to the quary hunslets web site, the aim is to capture all these wounderful narrow gauge locomotives that were produced for the quarries of north wales. Hunslet engine works hardcover november, 1998 by d. In 1871 james campbell and his brother george campbell bought the company for. Hunslet locomotives built in 1903 and 1971 steam again at the site where they were built. Locomotive building continued in a smaller way at other factories in the group. Als3103a1 avonside engine co, bristol, order book c 18641935. Carnegie was later sold, subsequently rescued and moved to the bicton woodland railway in 1966 clarke and veitch. Hunslet engine company, a designer and manufacturer of the high quality shunting, industrial, tunnelling and specialised locomotives. The hunslet engine company was founded in leeds in 1864 by john towlerton leather who was a civil engineering contractor. This building is listed so hopefully should survive for many years to come.
The company manufactured steampowered shunting locomotives for over 100. Their new midland engine works was situated on jack lane in hunslet, leeds on part of the site of e. By using the best parts from both engines, fred was constructed in 1989. They worked for the national coal board on the mainland. Hunslet engine company preserved british steam locomotives.
Although they all looked very much the same, there were many different types of quarry hunslet as they varied in size, power and a whole host of detail differences. Today, the company provides a bespoke design and manufacturing service for the uk and export markets. Hunslet is an area of innercity south leeds, west yorkshire, england. The hunslet engine company of the hunslet engine works, jack lane, hunslet, leeds is a locomotivebuilder. She was unloaded and eased into position and is now on public display in our heritage centre. All these engines were produced by the hunslet engine company of leeds. Three visiting standard gauge steam locos visited the middleton steam railway. In 1870, the quarry placed an order with the hunslet engine company of leeds for a prototype locomotive. The hunslet engine works by d h townsley synopsis may belong to another edition of this title. The hunslet engine company was founded in 1864 at jack lane, hunslet, leeds, west yorkshire, england by john towlerton leather, a civil engineering contractor, who appointed james campbell son of alexander campbell, a leeds engineer as his works manager.
These diesel engines were designed and built by the hunslet engine company. Townsley, 9781871980387, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The locomotive manufacturers association leeds engine. The hunslet engine company was founded in 1864 at jack lane, hunslet, leeds, west yorkshire, england by john towlerton leather, a civil engineering contractor, who appointed james campbell son of alexander campbell, a leeds engineer as his works manager the first engine built in 1865 was linden, a standard gauge 060 st delivered to brassey and ballard, a railway civil engineering.
Edgar alcock, formerly assistant works manager at beyer peacock, was taken on in 1912 as works manager and by 1917 he had won a seat on the board. In his authoritative history the hunslet engine works don townsley states that in total 83 locomotives received the underfeed stokers and, it is assumed, at the same time kylpor exhaust ejectors and one of the two forms of overfire air provision for the gpcs. The hunslet engine company was founded in 1864 in hunslet, leeds, england. The hunslet engine company austerity 060st is a steam locomotive. There used to be a website run by the recently deceased alan stepney that listed all known errors with commercial designs.
Hunslet workhouse was simply the workhouse for the township of hunslet until 1869, when the union was formed by the addition of the townships of thorp stapleton formerly maintaining its own poor, oultonwithwoodlesford formerly in the wakefield union, middleton formerly in the dissolved great preston incorporation, and rothwell and. In 2004 jenbacher sold the hunslet engine company to the lh group. I want to get a works plate made up for my 15 hunslet so i would like to know if there are gaps in the works list that i coul. Wilson and co and within sight of many of the great engineering companies of leeds 1877 first traction engine built, a duplex cylinder rated at 12nhp and bought by bell and co of arbroath. The company manufactured steampowered shunting locomotives for over 100 years, manufactures dieselengined shunting locomotives. The first engine built in 1865 was linden, a standard gauge 060 st delivered to brassey. The hunslet engine works bill hudson transport books. Hunslet is first mentioned as hunslet in the domesday book of 1086, though 12th century spellings of the name such as hunsflete seem to be more conservative. Hunslet austerity 060st project gutenberg selfpublishing.
Hunslet 50550 class project gutenberg selfpublishing. The hunslet engine company of the hunslet engine works, jack lane, hunslet, leeds is a locomotivebuilder 1864 company founded by. They produced dinorwic works number 51 of 1870, which is a clear precursor to the alice class. Our team of experienced engineers, designers and professional business specialists can provide a wide. Hunslet is an innercity area in south leeds, west yorkshire, england. Hunslet quarry engine build page 4 the home machinist. To round off that year, hunslet supplied a set of works plates of the raised letter type which were accurate for the locomotive thus alice has genuine replica plates. Between 1865 and 1870, production had averaged less than ten engines per year. The works was established on a plot of the former e.
Over a century and a half of locomotive building by townsley, d h abebooks. Townsley, isbn 1871980380 3 look for this book on amazon beyer, peacock. Albert in 1934 scrapped in 1961 and carnegie in 1954. Commons has media related to hunslet austerity 060st. The hunslet engine company was founded in 1864 at jack lane, hunslet by. The kerr stuart wren class industrial railway society. Sixteen was a troublesome industrial saddle tank engine who once worked at a steelworks. Over a century and a half of locomotive building 1st by townsley, d. Written by a former hunslet employee with 40 years experience at the firm, this book is a fascinating history of the the firm. Sixteen lived at a steelworks, with several other engines.
The premises were gradually extended and hunslet became famous for its range of four and sixcoupled tank engines. Media in category hunslet engine company diesel locomotives the following 83 files are in this category, out of 83 total. The jack lane, hunslet, leeds works closed in 1995, the last order being for narrow gauge diesel locomotives used in the tunnelling on the jubilee line extension of the london underground. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles. The hunslet engine company is a british locomotivebuilding company founded in 1864 at jack lane, hunslet, leeds, west yorkshire, england by john towlerton leather, a civil engineering contractor, who appointed james campbell son of alexander campbell, a leeds engineer as his works manager. All these engines were produced by the hunslet engine company of leeds between 1870 and 1932. Oakwood press publish our book if you want to know more on the history of hunslet 1215. Many of them can be seen working at heritage railways in the uk. Starting with a survey of leeds as an early major railway manufacturing center and looking at murrays middleton locomotives, it then covers in detail the industrial, narrow and standard gauge locomotives with which hunslet and leeds subsequently became synonymous. Hunslet linda 040st built for penhryn quarries main line. The hunslet engine company of the hunslet engine works, jack lane, hunslet, leeds is a locomotivebuilder 1864 company founded by john towlerton leath.
Founded in 1864, hunslet engine company is renowned throughout the world as a designer and manufacturer of the highest quality shunting, industrial, tunneling and specialized locomotives. Mint a new condition book although not sourced from the publishers. He spent all day shunting trucks to a place called the tip. Locomotives are designed and built in our workshopstoowoomba, australia, using a mix of traditional methods, state of the art cad, 3d printing and advanced. By the 1890s hunslet s steel works was britains largest producer of railway tracks, sprawling over a 25acre site.328 790 518 1607 760 1238 1048 256 1115 559 398 862 343 1111 48 721 823 868 1463 1327 493 1417 1496 1450 1154 442 1242 1464 90 973 730 712 413 1251 747 1424 277 1042 274 684 135 811 766 244 819 593