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Rayne and Burn of Busy Cottage Iron Works, Newcastle

Agents for railway equipment and locomotives

See David Burn

1843 'A Fire broke out at the Ouseburn Foundry, belonging to Messrs. Rayne and Burn, Tuesday night last, when immediate alarm was given and the timely and active assistance of Mr. Inspector Harrison, and a body police, was speedily subdued, whereby property considerable amount was saved....'[1]

1845 Advert. 'TO MANUFACTURERS AND OTHERS. TO BE SOLD OR LET, for a Term of Years, ALL those Desirable and most Commodious PREMISES, conveniently and eligibly situated at the Ouseburn Bridge, adjoining the Road leading from Newcastle to North Shields, and having a Water Frontage and good Quay of great Extent, where Keels can load and unload. They comprise Blacksmith's and Fitting-up Shops, Pattern Lofts, and other Workshops, Engine House, Cupolas, Moulding House Stoves, Counting House, and other suitable Offices. These Premises, from the contiguity to the Town of Newcastle, and possessing all the essential Requisites for 2 Foundry, and for carrying on an extensive Business in all the various Branches of Engineering, which have been for a Number of Years so successfully prosecuted the late Firm of Messrs. Crowther and Smith, are well worth the Attention those either already engaged desirous of engaging those Branches of Manufacture. Messrs. Rayne and Burn, the present Occupants, will send Person to shew the Premises...'[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • Newcastle Journal - Saturday 14 January 1843
  • Newcastle Journal - Saturday 17 May 1845