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Contents
The Leeds Engine Kindle Store
Additional Articles on the Leeds Engine Site
Leeds Engines in Film
Books Available
External Website Links

The Leeds Engine Kindle Store

We have scans of original material relating to Leeds engine making firms available to buy to view on your computer or Kindle device. The money raised from these goes to keeping this site running.
Title Description
Thomas Smith 8 Face Shovel

8 page 1957 brochure for the Smith 8 excavator produced by Thomas Smith of Rodley

 

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Booth Catalogue: Booths cranes

62 pages. A series of individual catalogue pages that representatives and agents for Joseph Booth & Brothers of Rodley would have provided to prospective customers in the early 1900s illustrating their range of cranes.
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John Fowler Postwar Diesel Brochures

34 page collection of brochures advertising John Fowler's range of Post War diesel locomotives

 

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Isles 1921 catalogue: Cranes from Isles

A full copy of the 1921 Isles of Stanningley catalogue featuring the cranes and other products
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Booth 5 Ton Steam Crane Manual

Manual for the operation and parts for a 5 ton Booths steam crane. This book has fascinating diagrams showing how the Booths steam cranes were built.

 

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Hudswell Clark 1915 Catalogue

103 page 1915 catalogue of Hudswell Clarke steam locomovies.
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Walking tour of Hunslet

14 page booklet offering a guided walking tour of the sites of the engine builders in Hunslet district of Leeds.

 

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Additional Articles on the leedsengine.info Website

A few articles we have written about local engine makers cover several engine making firms, or none at all if they cover other firms that didn't make engines but were connected to the industry. As such they don't really fit in to our menu of engine maker histories.

Articulation of locomotives - A brief comparison between many of the articulated steam loco designs that have been built.

Modelling items made in Leeds - For those that would like a model of some of the Leeds built locomotives, wagons and cranes please see our list and other information on this page.

Rubber Tyres - Other than commercial vehicles Leeds did produce cars and other vehicles with rubber tyres..

Tools - There are various tools that were made in Leeds by engineering firms. Many of these were used by the Leeds engine builders and others in the manufacture of engines etc.

Our Online Archive of Old Material

Click onto the links below for further reading about the Leeds engine builders and products. We have been able to put a number of old catalogues and brochures online thanks to a number of contributors that have allowed us to and companies who still have copyright of various items giving us permission to reproduce them. We also have a number of old articles from various publications we have been allowed to reproduce here.
Some of these articles are of very large file sizes, particularly catalogues which have many illustrations. Take care if you are using pay as you go internet or have date limits!

Locos in Film

You might have seen the IMDB movie website that lists actors that can be seen in various films and TV series. Similarly IMCDB exists to list motor vehicles used in films. On one forum discussion has been taking place on locos in films and if this results in a similar site we will provide a link so that you can search for Leeds built locos in film. One film reference is Lion in Titfield Thunderbolt. (The content of external websites is beyond our control.)
Click here to see our list of Leeds built film stars.

Books

Many of the books/periodicals listed are purely dedicated to the Leeds Locomotive building industry. Others are listed as there are sections within that give details about products produced within the city of Leeds. If you are interested in finding out how the GPCS works in Austerity tanks see the full description in the English version of La Locomotive a Vapeur.

External Website Links
The content of external websites is beyond our control.

Breakdown Crane Association

For those with an interest in cranes operated by railway companies in the event of a breakdown.

Graces Guide

The leading source of information about industry and manufacturing in Britain from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the present time.

Heritage Railway Association

HRA has links to many locations where surviving Leeds locos are.

Hunslet Engine Co

The current company that holds and uses this famous name.

Hunstet Remembered

A site dedicated to the Hunslet area of Leeds, it's History and the stories of its people and its places.

International Steam

This site is very useful for researching surviving steam across the world and includes many Leeds built engines in its records.

L&DTEC photo archive list

Includes many items built in Leeds

Leeds and District Traction Engine Club

Local traction engine club with a vast collection of photographs from the local builders.

Leodis

Leeds Library photographic archive

Middleton Railway

This is the Worlds Oldest Railway. Operated the first commercial steam locomotive in 1812.

NZR Cranes

New Zealand Railway Cranes including a few pictures of a Whittaker steam shovel.

Pudsey Roller

The Friends of Pudsey Roller are a group of like minded individuals involved in the restoration of a John Fowler roller that used to be on display in Pudsey Park.

Quarry Hunslet locos

A site dedicated to these little engines.

Scootacar Register

This is the car club devoted to this micro car made by the Hunslet Engine Co.

Steam Plough Club

If you are interested in ploughing by steam this is an interesting site.

Stephenson Locomotive Society

This society has a vast library collection of information for those wishing to do more research.

West winds in Yorkshire

 

You Tube Channel

This is our own dedicated You Tube channel with a few of our own video clips of Leeds Engines working.


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