Hawthorn Leslie and Company
- Hawthorn Leslie and Company
R. & W. Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Limited, usually referred to as Hawthorn Leslie, was a St Peter's, Newcastle upon Tyne shipbuilding and locomotive manufacturer formed by the merger of the shipbuilder A. Leslie and Company and the locomotive works of R. and W. Hawthorn in 1870.
After the merger the locomotive side continued making locomotives, among them a 4-2-2-0 with four cylinders - two inside and two outside - connected separately to the two pairs of driving wheels. It was produced for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 but could not produce sufficient steam to compete effectively with the American products. In 1915 F.G.Smith of the Highland Railway ordered six 4-6-0s to his own designs. Being rejected by that railway as being too heavy, they were taken over by the Caledonian Railway.
A great number were built for export, usually to the designs of the Crown Agents, among them many fireless locomotives. In 1937, the locomotive production was bought by Robert Stephenson and Company, becoming Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns Ltd.
Shipbuilding activities included destroyers for the Royal Navy, examples being HMS "Active" and HMS "Boadicea".
* [http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=15665 Photographs from Urban Exploration of the yard in 2007]
Look at other dictionaries:
A. Leslie and Company — was a shipbuilding company that was started in around 1853, based North East England. The company later merged with the locomotive manufacturer R and W Hawthorn to create Hawthorn Leslie and Company in 1886 [cite web |url=http://www.edinphoto.org … Wikipedia
Hawthorn, Leslie & Company — Lageplan von 1909 (Hebburn Shipbuilding Yard) R. W. Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Limited, meist kurz als Hawthorn Leslie bezeichnet, ist heute ein britisches Mobilfunkunternehmen, das bis 1982 als Schiffbauunternehmen und bis 1937 auch im… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Robert Stephenson and Company — was a locomotive manufacturing company founded in 1823. It was the first company set up specifically to build railway engines. Foundation and early success The company was set up in 1823 in Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne in England by George… … Wikipedia
Robert Stephenson and Company — Год основания 1823 Упразднена 1960 Расположение … Википедия
Hawthorn — may refer to:In plants: * Common Hawthorn ( Crataegus monogyna ), the Hawthorn tree * Crataegus (hawthorn), a large genus of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae * Rhaphiolepis (hawthorn), a genus of about 15 species of evergreen shrubs and… … Wikipedia
Charles Connell and Company — Former type Private Industry Shipbuilding Fate Closed Successor Scotstoun Marine Ltd (1972 1980) Founded 1861 Def … Wikipedia
Hawthorn M class destroyer — Class overview Builders: Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Hebburn Operators … Wikipedia
Hawthorn — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hawthorn peut signifier : Sommaire 1 Autres langues 2 Toponymes … Wikipédia en Français
Andrew Leslie (shipbuilder) — Andrew Leslie (born 1818) was a Scottish shipbuilder.Born in 1818 in Garth, Dunrossnesscite web |url=http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SCT SHETLAND/2004 10/1096997451 |title=Andrew Leslie, Hebburn |publisher=Rootsweb |date=2004 10 05… … Wikipedia
R and W Hawthorn — Ltd was a locomotive manufacturer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.Robert Hawthorne first began business at Forth Bank Works in 1817, building marine and stationary steam engines. In 1820, his brother joined him and the firm became R and W… … Wikipedia