The Railway Foundry Leeds - Hudswell Clarke & Co - The Diesel Era, by Ronald Nelson Redman
Published by the Industrial Railway Society in 2015, 206 pages. Hardback - c.21cm by 26cm (N6066)
Brand New Book
This book details every diesel locomotive produced by Hudswell’s, and contains a makers list for all the diesel, petrol and battery electric locomotives. The book contains fourteen chapters which provide a detailed commentary on the internal combustion and other non-steam locomotives built by Hudswell’s - there are comprehensive details of the various miniature locomotive systems supplied by Hudswell’s such as those at Blackpool and Scarborough, and there are also chapters describing the types of engines used in Hudswell Clarke locomotives, the development of flameproof mines type locomotives and a personal retrospective about the ‘Junin’ locomotive. Chapters include:
Order No 58254. The North's first petrol locomotive.
Hudswell's New Trinity - Petrol, Paraffin and Diesel Locomotives.
The Junin Saga
Contrasts in dieselisation - The London Midland & Scottish Railway Co & Beswicks Lime Works Ltd, Hindlow.
Early Diesel Locomotives
Miniature Railway Locomotives - including North Bay Railway Scarborough, Golden Acre Park Leeds, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and The Billy Butlin Engines
Choice of Diesel Engine and Transmission
Post War Years - Mostly Diesel Mechanical Shunters - including Gardner Engines, Paxman Engines, National Engines, and Crossley Engines
The Evolution of Underground Locomotives & Motive Power for Oil Refinery Railways.
The Quantum Leap - The Development of More Powerful Flameproof Underground Mines Locomotives.
Dual Fluidrive and the Search for a Constant Horsepower Locomotive
Centenary Euphoria - Could it last?
Three appendices, including No.1 Diesel, Electric, Battery and Petrol Locomotive Works List, No 2 Locomotive Repairs Register, and No 3 Analysis of Production over the Depression Years.