Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Brassey, Mackenzie and Stephenson

From Graces Guide

c.1843 John Stephenson and Co in association with William Mackenzie and Thomas Brassey, offered James Falshaw the charge of the construction of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway, the contract for which, as a single line, had been taken by the firm.

Mackenzie and Brassey, in conjunction with John Stephenson, constructed the whole of the lines from Lancaster to Edinburgh and Glasgow, under Mr. Locke and John Edward Errington, with their numerous tributary branches and extensions, the Scottish Central to Perth, and the Scottish Midland to Forfar.

1845 Contractors for the original 50 miles of the Trent Valley Railway, namely Thomas Brassey working in partnership with Mr Stephenson and William Mackenzie.

1845 Isaac Dodds went to Glasgow with Messrs. Stephenson, Mackenzie, and Brassey, and was involved in the making of the Lancaster and Carlisle and Caledonian Railways.

1845 Contractors for the Durham and Sunderland Railway[1]

In round numbers, the amount of the contracts taken, and of work executed, by Mr. Mackenzie alone, and in conjunction with Mr. Brassey and Mr. John Stephenson, may be estimated at upwards of seventeen millions sterling.

1850 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership formerly subsisting between the undersigned, Thomas Brassey and William Mackenzie, under the firms of John Stephenson and Company, Mackenzie, Brassey, and Stephenson, William Mackenzie and Company, and Thomas Brassey and Company, as Railway Contractors, was dissolved by mutual consent...'[2]

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