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1930 Industrial Britain: Hudswell, Clarke and Co

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THE firm of Hudswell, Clarke and Co., Ltd., Railway Foundry, Leeds, was founded by Wm. S. Hudswell and John Clarke in the year 1860, both of whom had many years of experience in the designing and manufacturing of locomotives.

The Works are situated on part of the site occupied by the late E. B. Wilson and Co., one of the pioneer firms in Railway Locomotive manufacture, and this work has been continued by Hudswell, Clarke and Co., all sizes and types of Steam Locomotives having been corgtru6ted for Railways in all parts of the world.

They have also been pioneers in the manufacture of Internal Combustion Locomotives for Petrol, Paraffin, Ethyl Spirit, &c., and more recently of the Diesel type, having under construction at the present time one of 330 h.p. 2-6-2 type, for a Chilean Railway, weighing about 30 tons, and to work at an altitude of 4,000 feet.

Various sizes of this type, from 10 h.p. up to 1,200 h.p., can be supplied.

The Works are equipped with modern machinery for the production of high-class work in every respell.

The firm are Contractors to the Home and Colonial Governments, and have supplied large numbers of locomotives to the Dominion Governments and South American and Central American Railways, and to the Main and Feeder lines in India.

The illustrations on the following pages will show the various types of locomotives the firm have made and supplied.

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