of Bowesfield Works, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees.
1949 Private company formed as joint venture between Beyer, Peacock and Co and Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co Ltd to design, manufacture and assemble railway locomotives other than steam. New factory at Stockton-on-Tees.
1952 Production mostly of electric locomotives for Brazil.
1959 Commences building a batch of 135, Class 5E1, 2200 h.p., 3000V d.c., Bo-Bo, locomotives for South African Railways.
1961 In view of declining rail production, Beyer Peacock reorganised its affairs, making space at Gorton for all manufacturing of all types of railway locomotives; Metropolitan-Vickers-Beyer-Peacock was placed into liquidation.
Sources of Information
- The Times, 3 May 1950
- The Times, 21 May 1953
- The Engineer 1959/03/27
- The Times, 18 May 1961