Leeds Engine:Today: Hunslet

Hunslet – the Engine Building Neighbourhood

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J&H McLaren’s Midland Engine Works
To the right of the former rail link were McLaren’s original Midland Engine Works that produced steam traction engines. A blue plaque marks the site of McLaren's Midland Engine Works, mounted on a small pillar made of bricks from the works. (Picture)
After McLaren moved to the former Kitson works Hudswell Clarke took over the Midland Engine Works site. Modern industrial units stand on the site of these works now, though a piece of the walls of McLaren’s works can be seen alongside the trackbed of the line that ran in to Hunslet’s works.

Several books have been published about the Leeds engine building industry, a list is displayed in the Links and Further Reading section.

External Website Links
This site features a comprehensive list of loco manufacturers and includes greater detail about the history of the local firms
Hunslet Remembered's section about the locomotive building industry and about steam road vehicle manufacture
The current Hunslet Engine Company website

This article was produced by Kris Ward, any feedback or contributions about the Leeds engine making industry would be greatly appreciated.

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