Foster, Rastrick and Company

Foster, Rastrick and Company

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Foster, Rastrick and Company was one of the pioneering steam locomotive manufacturing companies of England. It was based in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, now West Midlands. James Foster, an ironmaster, and engineer John Urpeth Rastrick became partners in 1816, forming the company in 1819. Rastrick was one of the judges at the Rainhill Trials. The company built only four locomotives, but is notable for building the Stourbridge Lion in 1829, the first locomotive to be tried in America. This and two others, Delaware and Hudson were sold to the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company . One other, Agenoria was built for the Shutt End Railway. Agenoria was probably the first to use mechanical lubrication for its axles. Unlike the first three, it had a long life and, at the end, was presented to the Science Museum in 1884. It is now at the National Railway Museum in York.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613579762X
  • 9786135797626