Brush Traction

Brush Traction

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Brush Traction is a manufacturer and maintainer of railway locomotives, part of the FKI group (now owned by Melrose plc), based at Loughborough in Leicestershire, England situated alongside the Midland Main Line. In 1865, Henry Hughes, who was a timber merchant engineer, began building horse-drawn tramcars and railway rolling stock at the Falcon Works in Loughborough. His first company was known as the Hughes's Locomotive & Tramway Engine Works Ltd. Records are very sparse, but it seems that he began producing steam locomotives about 1867 for the Paris Exhibition. His main business, however, was tram engines, lightweight steam engines (usually with condensers) which drew passenger cars, made possible by the Tramways Act 1870. Among these was "The Pioneer" for the Swansea and Mumbles Railway.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136548380
  • 9786136548388