Hyde Park Works [1st]

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Works


Name and dates

Hyde Park Works [1st] (1837-1861)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

In 1837 Kerr, Mitchell and Neilson moved to Hyde Park Street to open the Hyde Park Foundry to replace the much smaller works at McAlpine Street the business started at in 1836. The company manufactured marine and stationary steam engines. Notably they manufactured stationary engines for the Cowlairs Incline of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

Hyde Park Quay, on the River Clyde, was just to the south.

After several years of instability the company started building locomotives. In 1861 the company moved to a new site, the Hyde Park Works [2nd] in Springburn.


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