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Ince Forge Co

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January 1888.
December 1929.

The Ince Forge Company of Park's Forge, Wigan.

1871 Built one locomotive for the South Devon Railway

1877 Business was put in the charge of Thomas Melling and his brothers Samuel and John William (presumably)

1878 Three sets of parts were dispatched to the GWR.

1883 Samuel Melling of Ince Forge, Wigan, wrote to The Engineer 1883/11/02, page 339.

1960 Forgings (see advert)

The company may have had a connection with William Park and Co

See Also


Sources of Information

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