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J. and G. Joicey and Co

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1855. Pit head engine. Exhibit at Beamish Museum.
1855. Pit head engine. Exhibit at Beamish Museum.
1886 colliery locomotives
1882. Tank locomotive for the Mickley Coal Co.
1886. Colliery tank locomotives.
1886. Underground pumping engines for Hebburn Colliery.

J. and G. Joicey and Co of Forth Banks West Factory, Newcastle, offices 29/21 Quay.

1828 George Joicey and (presumably) his brother James invested in a colliery at Tanfield Moor.

The company was first known as J. and G. Joicey and Company

After 1829 the colliery business became known as James Joicey and Co.

1850 James and George Joicey, Engineers[1]

1867-94 Made around twenty-four locomotives for colliery and factory use

1886 Joicey's largest and smallest colliery tank locomotives illustrated in 'The Engineer' (see illustration). The smaller engine was 3' 6", made small and light for working above coke ovens when charging them with coal [2]

1890 J. and G. Joicey and Co, Pottery Lane, Forth banks, Newcastle[3], boiler makers, brass founders, engineers, iron founders.

1914 of Forth banks, Newcastle[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Ward's Northumberland and Durham Directory, 1850
  2. 'The Engineer' 15th January 1886
  3. Ward's Directory of Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1890
  4. Kelly's Directory of Northumberland, 1914
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978/9. ISBN 0-903485-65-6
  • Aberconway Chapter X
  • Biography of Sir James Joicey, ODNB [1]