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Dubs and Co

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Dubs and Company of Glasgow Locomotive Works, Polmadie, Glasgow

1863 Dübs and Company was a locomotive works in Glasgow, Scotland, founded by Henry Dübs in 1863. He was previously with Neilson and Co; on leaving Neilsons he took a number of key staff with him.

This became a very successful locomotive manufacturing company.

1866 Dubs and Co became one of the first companies to employ women as tracers in their drawing offices.

1867 Dubs and Co began building locomotives for export. Initially orders were received from India, Europe, Russia and later New Zealand and China, while still building a significant reputation in the domestic market.

1876 Henry Dubs died and was succeeded by William Lorimer.

1903 The company became part of the North British Locomotive Co. They had built 4,485 locomotives.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Wikipedia
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816