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K Kitson Rail

One of the big Leeds loco makers, this firm made big locos as well as little ones. As well as producing large numbers of small tank engines like other local firms Kitson also won orders for the Great Northern, Great Central and London Brighton and South Coast, amongst others. They produced over 3000 locos in their century of existence 
Works History

KFO Kirkstall Forge Crane
Other Items

The firm was founded as Beecroft & Butler 
Works History

KH Kitson Hewitson Rail

Thompson retired in 1858 from KTH, once again there was a change of name, the company becoming Kitson and Hewitson 
Works History

KL Kitson Laird or Laird Kitson Rail

For a short period this was a name carried by the company that eventually became simply known as Kitson. 
Works History

KTH Kitson Thompson Hewitson Rail
Road

This was the name under which the Airedale Foundry operated for around 20 years before the name Kitson & Co was adopted. The two oldest working steam locomotives in the world, India's Express and Fairy Queen were produced in this period 
Works History

PK Pickersgill-Kaye Other Items

With roots in making oil cans in Horsforth the company now supply specialist locks for the rail, architectural, high security and custodial industries. Pickersgill-Kaye is also been involved in supplying components to railway rolling stock manufacturers across the world. 
Works History

TKL Todd, Kitson and Laird Rail

The first engine makers in the Hunslet area of Leeds, they built a small number of locomotives, including the Liverpool and Manchester's Lion before changes in partnership that eventually lead to the company becoming Kitson & Co 
Works History

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