- Beyer, Peacock and Company
Beyer, Peacock and Company was an English
railway Locomotivemanufacturer with a factoryin Gorton, Manchester. Founded by Charles Beyerand Richard Peacock, it traded from 1854 until 1966. It received limited liabilityin 1902, becoming Beyer, Peacock and Company Limited.
Important designs were the
Beyer-Garrattarticulated locomotives widely used in Africa, notably on South and East African Railways, and Australiaand the 4-4-0 tank locomotives used on the Metropolitan and District lines of London Undergroundfrom 1864 until electrificationin 1905. They also built 2-4-0tank locomotives for RailGauge|42 lines in Norway and the famous Manx Peacock design for the RailGauge|36 gauge Isle of Man Railway
Garrattlocomotive constructed was TGR K Classfor the Tasmanian Government Railwayson the western Tasmanian North East Dundas Tramway; K1 is now preserved on the Welsh Highland Railwaytogether with the last GarrattBeyer Peacock built SAR NGG 16 ClassNo.143.
In addition to building steam locomotives, Beyer, Peacock & Co. also built the 10
British Rail Class 82, 25KV AC electric locomotives to a Metropolitan Vickersdesign, and the 101 British Rail Class 35diesel hydraulic locomotives. They also collaborated with Metropolitan Vickers in building the Western Australia Government Railways X class, diesel electric locomotives, and the New South Wales 46 class, 1500 V DC electric locomotives at Bowesfield Works, Stockton-on-Tees.
Metropolitan District Railway4-4-0T
GWR 5700 Class(25 off)
Beyer-Ljungstrom Turbine Locomotive [http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/ljung/ljungstr.htm The Beyer-Ljungstrom Turbine Locomotive]
* 1954–56 Western Australian Government Railways X class, built at
Bowesfield Works, Stockton-on-Tees.
British Rail Class 35
British Rail Class 25
British Rail Class 17
* 1956–58 New South Wales 46 class, built at Bowesfield Works, Stockton-on-Tees.
British Rail Class 82
Finnish Railway Museum
Welsh Highland Railway
* [http://www.eastserve.com/opencms/opencms/Where_I_Live/about_east_manchester/Beyer_Peacock/ Brief company biography]
* [http://www.beyerpeacock.co.uk/index.htm Beyer Peacock history]
* [http://www.rautatie.org/web/en/default.asp Finnish Railway Museum]
*cite book|author=Hills, R. L.|coauthors=Patrick, D.|title=Beyer, Peacock, locomotive builders to the world|publisher=Transport Publishing Co|location=Glossop|date=1982|isbn=0-903839-41-5
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