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A Brief History of Thomas Hill

Thomas Hill was established in the Vanguard works at (Kilnhurst) Rotherham in 1937. Initially the works concentrated on maintenance and repair of Sentinel steam wagons. Eventually the works rebuilt many Sentinel steam locos to diesel. Quite a few new Vanguard diesels were built. 1960 Rolls-Royce (who had taken over Sentinel) had a financial interest in the business. Later taken over by RFS industries.

For more information see:-
Title Author ISBN
The British Steam Railway Locomotive 1825-1925 E.L. Ahrons 9781851701032
British Steam Locomotive Builders James W Lowe 9781473822894


This article was produced by Andrew Johnson