A Brief History of the Irish based Makers

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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.

Thomas Grendon
Thomas Grendon was located in the Drogheda iron works which was established in 1835. 1844 saw the first locomotive produced. A large part of the engineering business was a contract with Guinness until 1885.

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