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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.

Metropolitan-Vickers-Beyer-Peacock

From Graces Guide

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[1] to design, manufacture and assemble railway locomotives other than steam. New factory at Stockton-on-Tees.

1952 Production mostly of electric locomotives for Brazil[2].

1959 Commences building a batch of 135, Class 5E1, 2200 h.p., 3000V d.c., Bo-Bo, locomotives for South African Railways.[3]

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[4].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 3 May 1950
  2. The Times, 21 May 1953
  3. The Engineer 1959/03/27
  4. The Times, 18 May 1961