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Search Aspect (Hunslet Engine Company )
Location - Leeds & District

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Hunslet Engine Company, Blue Plaque (Hunslet)
Colour image2010. View shows a Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque beside the entrance of the old Hunslet Engine Company building on Jack Lane. The plaque states that the company 'was the longest-lived firm in this dynamic area, building over one-third of the 19,000 locomotives produced in Leeds for passenger and freight trains, factories, docks, mines, tunnelling and plantations throught the world'. The company was founded in 1864 and ceased work on this site in 1995, though the Hunslet Engine Company is still in operation (2011), now based at Maple Park on Lowfields Avenue.
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Hunslet Engine Company, entrance (Hunslet) (2 comments)
Colour image2010. View taken in summer 2010 showing the entrance to the old works office of the Hunslet Engine Company on Jack Lane, now a Grade II listed building. A Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque is seen beside the door on the right. Founded in 1864, the Hunslet Engine Company was one of the most successful of several companies manufacturing locomotives in the vicinity, and continued to produce engines on this site for export all over the world until 1995. The company is still in operation, though now part of the LH Group of Companies and based at Maple Park, Lowfields Avenue.
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Hunslet Engine Company, entrance (Hunslet)
Colour image2010. View taken in summer 2010 showing the entrance to one of the few remaining buildings on Jack Lane of the Hunslet Engine Company. Above the doorway is the date of 1864 which was when the company was founded by Beeston-born civil engineering contractor John Towlerton Leather. He appointed James Campbell, son of another Leeds engineer Alexander Campbell, as Works Manager. n 1871 James Campbell bought the firm for £25,000 and it remained in his family for many years. In 1902 it became a private limited company, though staying as a family-run business, but as the 20th century progressed the management was taken over by Edgar Alcock then his son John Alcock who successfully steered the company through times of change. Today (2011) the Hunslet Engine Company is part of the LH Group of Companies and still operates from Leeds at Maple Park on Lowfields Avenue.
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Hunslet Engine Company, entrance (Hunslet)
Colour image2010. Close-up of the top of the entrance to one of the few remaining buildings of the Hunslet Engine Company's Jack Lane works. The words 'The Hunslet Engine Co', along with its date of foundation 1864 can be seen above the door. The company produced locomotives on this site for export all over the world for over 130 years until the site was closed in 1995. The Hunslet Engine Company is still in business though, now (2011) part of the LH Group of Companies and based at Lowfields Road. This building, the former works office, is now Grade II listed.
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Hunslet Engine Company, Jack Lane (Hunslet)
Colour image2010. View shows the former works offices of the Hunslet Engine Company, situated on Jack Lane. This is now a listed building. The Hunslet Engine Company was established in 1864 and vacated this site in 1995; it now operates from Maple Park on Lowfields Avenue. A rail track, used for transporting the locomotives built at the works, can still be seen crossing the road.
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