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.

Belfast - Great Victoria Street
The Ulster Railway was opened in 1839 from Belfast to Lisburn. Initially the gauge was 6'2" but converted to 5'3" in 1849. Later in 1876 this was to form part of the Great Northern Railway who opened a works in Dundalk.

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