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Tees Side Engine Works

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AKA Tees Engine Works, of Middlesbrough

1843 Edgar Gilkes was appointed manager of a branch establishment of the Stockton and Darlington Railway for the repair of rolling stock, which became known as the Tees Engine Works.

1844 Edgar Gilkes and Isaac Wilson who established the company of Gilkes, Wilson and Co to manager the Tees Side Engine Works in Middlesbrough

For some years the firm assisted Messrs. Robert Stephenson and Co. in making the locomotives used in the North of England.

1857 Gilkes, Wilson and Co, iron founders, engineers and waggon builders, of Tees Engine Works Lower Commercial St, Middlesbrough[1]

1875 Hopkins, Gilkes and Co, of the adjoining Teesside Ironworks, ceased construction of locomotives and changed the company name to Tees Side Iron and Engine Works Co.

1877 Teesside Engine Works, of Hopkins, Gilkes and Co, were engineers and ironfounders; recent work had included heavy viaducts including the Tay Bridge and other bridges, such as on the Bombay and Baroda Railway and across the River Wear[2]

1880 The Tees Side Engine Works were included in Tees Side Iron and Engine Works Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1857 Post Office Directory
  2. The Times, Oct 01, 1877