Thomas Peckett & Sons, locomotive manufacturers of Atlas Works, Bristol (formerly Fox, Walker & Co)
616 negatives; 28 prints
Administrative / biographical background:
In 1880 the locomotive manufacturing firm of Fox, Walker & Co was taken over by Thomas Peckett & Sons. Based at the Atlas Works in Bristol, Peckett's concentrated mainly on producing light industrial locomotives for the home market, specialising in 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 saddle tank engines. These engines were sold to quarries, collieries, docks, sugar refineries, steelworks and other large industrial concerns. Locomotives were also shipped overseas, to Africa, South America, the Middle East and Australasia. Peckett's built about 1,500 locomotives, the majority steam-powered; although a small number of diesels were produced just before the company ceased trading in 1961.
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