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T. Toward and Co

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January 1888.
June 1897.
1899. Steam motor tractor.
1899. Steam motor wagon.
February 1902.
September 1905.
January 1920.

of St. Lawrence Ironworks, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, boilermakers.

formerly T. and W. Toward and Co

See Thomas Toward

1895 Made a steam-powered vehicle with body by Atkinson and Philipson[1]

1897 Ordered a steam motor carriage made by Atkinson and Philipson for their engine. [2]

1897 October. Detail of a run made in a motor van with body by Harris, coachbuilders of the Haymarket.[3]

1898 August. Detailed article with images on their tractor.[4][5]

1898 'A COMPETITOR WITH THE RAILWAY. A trial was made on the Newcastle to Durham road Saturday with a steam motor tractor built by Messrs Toward and Co., Newcastle, and bought by Mr George Handyside. Drawing an ordinary omnibus containing people, it travelled to Durham from Newcastle, a distance of 14 miles, without stop in two hours, and the return journey was made with similar success. All the hills, even in Durham City, were easily taken by the engine. Messrs Philipson, Newcastle, are to build special omnibus for the tractor, and the owner intends to attempt a regular passenger service between Newcastle and Hull, via Sunderland and Stockton, at the rate of one halfpenny per mile. If the experiment prove successful will extend the system.' [6]

1915 Mentioned. T. Toward and Co, St. Lawrence Ironworks.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer
  2. The Engineer 1897/04/16
  3. The Autocar 1897/10/02
  4. The Autocar 1898/08/20
  5. Engineering Times, Feb 1899
  6. 09 August 1898 - Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette
  7. Newcastle Journal - Thursday 29 July 1915