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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.
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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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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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Carrett, Marshall & Co Works List

A brief history of the Sun foundry along with the only copy of the full works list that is available from us.

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Four Hudswell Clarke catalogues

Four catalogues combined into one publication including Coal handling for British Railways (4 pages) Huwood battery electric locomotive (4 pages) Plus two mainly pictorial catalogues (each about 8 pages minimum)

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Hathorn Davey works list

Continuation of the Sun foundry history

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Hudswell Clark 1915 Catalogue

103 page 1915 catalogue of Hudswell Clarke steam locomovies.

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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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John Fowler Postwar Diesel Brochures

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

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Mann & Charlesworth Catalogue

12 page catalogue of Mann & Charlesworth machinery.

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Thomas Smith 8 Face Shovel

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

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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. This is priced at the lowest price Amazon will allow a nominal $0.99.

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Yorkshire Engine Co catalogue

Catalogue for this Sheffield builder along with a full site map with each building labelled.

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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.

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

We also have a number of old articles from various publications we have been allowed to reproduce here. Click onto the links below for further reading about the Leeds engine builders and products.
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 data limits!
  • Biography - Max Eyth
  • Electromobile Leaflet
  • Hd Flyer
  • Hunslet Austerity Tanks
  • Hunslet Walking Tour
  • John Fowler Memorial Lecture
  • Lartigue Monorail
  • Memories Of Hunslet 1697 Lms 7051
  • Quarry Hunslet
  • Scootacar Flyer
  • Still Engineering
  • 1933 Greenbat Brochure
  • A Train Fit For A Queen
  • Anyone For Tennis
  • Biography - John Blenkinsop
  • 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.


    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
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    Please advise us of any broken links.
    Blenkinsop engines in Prussia

    Interesting article about the early locomotives in Germany.

    Breakdown Crane Association

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

    Doncaster locos

    A list of all locomotives produced by Doncaster until 1950.

    Graces Guide

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

    Great Northern Railway Soc

    For those interested in the GNR

    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.

    Internal Fire museum

    A museum dedicated to the internal combustion engine.

    International Steam

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

    Lancashire and Yorkshire

    List of locomotives produced for this company.


    Leeds Library photographic archive

    Map of Hunslet

    Scottish maps side by side - this is very good way to see how old maps relate to current ones.

    Michael Walters

    Collection of steam waggons.

    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.

    Peckett locomotives

    Wiki page that has a full list of all locomotives produced by this Bristol firm along with the predecessor Fpx Walker.

    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.

    Rail UK

    Useful site that can be searched for locos built by many of the other manufacturers.

    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.

    UK Heritage railway map

    Click on the icons to display heritage railways within the UK.

    UK vehicle registrations

    This is a Wiki page with the list of regional registration codes for road vehicles.

    Vulcan Foundry

    Extracts of the works list for this company can be viewed on this site. Built a few Austerity tanks.

    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.

    You Tube playlist

    A selection of slide shows and videos that are available in a Leeds Engine themed playlist.