Catalogue description Thomas Peckett & Sons, photographs of newly completed locomotives

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Reference: The Peckett & Sons Collection
Title: Thomas Peckett & Sons, photographs of newly completed locomotives

Posed views of newly completed locomotives.


Part listed, by engine name, number or company that ordered the locomotive. Reference prints of all the images are available for consultation in the Museum's Reading Room.

Date: c1890-1950
Held by: Search Engine (National Railway Museum), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Thomas Peckett & Sons, locomotive manufacturers of Atlas Works, Bristol (formerly Fox, Walker & Co)

Physical description: 616 negatives; 28 prints
  • Railway transport
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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