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Hopetoun Foundry

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of Darlington

NB This not the same as Hope Town Foundry where the Kitching Brothers built early locomotives.

1867 A 4-wheeled tank locomotive made by Richard Harrison, Hopetoun Foundry in 1867 was mentioned in a picture described in 1920[1]

Upwards of a dozen tank engines were built by the Foundry, both 4 wheels and 6 wheels coupled

A writer to The Engineer claimed these engines were marked as made by "John Harris, Hopetown Foundry," between the years 1863 and 1869. The earlier engines had "Hopetown Foundry" on the name plate; some of the later ones had "Albert Hill Foundry" on the name plate.[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1920/11/12
  2. The Engineer 1920/11/26
  • The Engineer of 12th November 1920 p478