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Worcester Engine Works Co

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1870.

Worcester Engine Works of Worcester

1865 The Worcester Engine Works were established by local capitalists for purposes of constructing locomotives, railway bridges and other railway work. Unfortunately too much money was spent on elaborate buildings and tools from the best makers[1]

1868 Received an order for 2-4-0 tank engines for the passenger service on the St John's Wood section of the Metropolitan Railway to the design of R. H. Burnett.[2]

1869 Received an orders for a hundred velocipedes: 'leg-action locomotives'.[3]

1870 locomotives were built here up until 1870

1872 the company closed. The West Central Wagon Co was formed and acquired the property in Worcester.

1872 There was a great Sale of Machinery and Tools from the Works which included tools from the following companies amongst others[4]:

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1872/09/06
  2. The Engineer 1925
  3. Worcestershire Chronicle - Wednesday 21 April 1869
  4. The Engineer 1872
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816