A Brief History of the Irish based Makers

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Introduction
Between the private locomotive builders and the works owned by the railway companies there were only about 750 locomotives produced in Ireland. The majority of the locos used in Ireland were supplied by makers from England or Scotland.

Further details can be read in J W Lowe book on "British Steam Locomotive Builders" copies are available from various book retail outlets and libraries.

Dundalk
The Dundalk works was established in 1882 on the site of Dublin and Belfast junction old works a further five years passed before the first loco was produced. At times outside contractors were involved in supplying boilers for locos so that the works could concentrate upon erecting the locos. Closure came in the 1950's.

Acknowledgements
This article was produced by Andrew Johnson, any feedback or contributions about the Irish engine making industry would be greatly appreciated.