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CS Clough, Smith and Company Limited Road

One of the early manufacturers of Trolleybuses to have premises in Leeds. 
Works History

EBW EB Wilson Rail
Road
Other Items

EB Wilson's Railway Foundry produced locomotives for many of the early railway comapnies as well as a number of overseas orders including several important orders for Spain and India. Many of their locomotives were based on the popular Jenny Lind design. The company also experimented with marine engines and road steam. 
Works History

Fi Fisken Road

A photograph and drawings survive for one engine known to survive until it was scrapped during World War I. 
Works History

GBAT Greenwood and Batley Rail
Road
Machine Tools

Often known as GREENBAT this company made all manner of machinery including a number of battery locomotives in their Albion Works in Armley 
Works History

HE Hunslet Engine Co Rail
Road
Other Items

One of the best known of the Leeds firms having produced many notable designs such as the Austerity 0-6-0STs and the Quarry Hunslets, this company's varied products were supplied all over the world. Parts were also supplied to other builders including gear boxes to BR Swindon for the class 14 0-6-0DH locos. Babcock and Wilcox built a few Hunslet locomotives in Spain under licence. 
Works History

HUD Robert Hudson Rail
Road
Other Items

Most of Hudsons locomotive orders were subcontracted to Hunslet, Hudswell or outside Leeds though they produced some locomotives in house in their Gildersome Foundry. The bulk of their manufacturing business was supplying light railway equipment, track, wagons, etc.

Some items were bought second hand (quite a lot after the first war), sold onto new homes or hired out and these were not necessarily built in Leeds. 
Works History

Jac Jackson Road

Built a few traction engines in 1869 

JF John Fowler Rail
Road
Other Items

Located in the Steam Plough Works they were pioneers of the agricultural uses for steam power. They went on to apply steam to road haulage, road construction, fairground use and built a number of locomotives. The firm also branched out in to power generation and rope winding engines amongst other things. 
Works History

JHM J and H Mclaren Rail
Road
Other Items

Primarily a manufacturer of traction engines, stationary engines and diesel engines this firm also made two or three locomotives based on their traction engine designs. 
Works History

JW Joseph Whitham Road
Other Items

The Whitham family engineering business was first established in 1794 by John Whitham. 
Works History

KTH Kitson Thompson Hewitson Rail
Road

This was the name under which the Airedale Foundry opperated for around 20 years before the name Kitson & Co was addopted. The two oldest working steam locomotives in the world, India's Express and Fairy Queen were produced in this period 
Works History

LC Lockwood and Clarkson Road

Early manufacturer of bus bodies on Barclay Street, Sheepscar, Leeds. 
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LCT Leeds City Transport Road

Trams were built at Kirkstall Road works 
Works History

LTC Leeds Tramway Co Road

Produced 5 horse trams 
Works History

MANN Mann's Patent Steam Cart and Wagon Co Road
Other Items

Mann produced steam lorries in all shapes and sizes from their works on Pepper Lane in Hunslet 
Works History

Opt Optare Road

This company made buses in the former Cross Gates works of Charles Roe, taken over by employees and managers of that firm on its closure in the 1980s. The company has since moved to Sherburn in Elmet. 
Works History

RET Railless Electric Traction Company Road

This company carried out pioneering work into Railless trams, or trollybuses as they became better known, from a small works and office on Balm Road. 
Works History

ROE Charles Roe Rail
Road

Charles Roe began by making trailers for locally produced traction engines produced and bodies for commercial vehicles in a rented works on Balm Road. They went on to make large numbers of bus bodies in a much larger works in Cross Gates. 
Works History

RoF(B) Royal Ordnance Factory Barnbow Road
Aviation/Military

Royal Ordnance Factory was opened during the First World War making ammunition later to produce many of the familiar tanks such as Centurions, Challengers and Chieftains. 
Works History

SUN Carret and Marshall Rail
Road
Other Items

The Sun Foundry on Dewsbury Road was one of a few works set up by Charles Todd, it built fairly few locomotives, though one of them was the first to run in South Africs. They went in to building steam powered pumps and after a few changes of ownership became part of the Sulzer group 
Works History

TG Thomas Green Rail
Road
Crane
Other Items

Thomas Green began as a big manufacturer of lawnmowers, they diversified somewhat in to producing steam rollers, tram engines and locomotives in their Smithfield Works on North Street 
Works History

WC Walsh and Clark Road
Other Items

Built a few plough/tractors in Guiseley 1910-1919. Also a few oil engines. 
Works History

Y Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co Rail
Road
Other Items

This company produced quite distinctive steam lorries with their patented double ended boiler in their works on Pepper Road Hunslet. They dabbled with internal combustion engines and produced specialist bodies for commercial vehicles such as the gully emptiers that featured on some of their own steam wagons. The last steam wagon left the works in 1931 but the Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co name was retained for a further 40 years 
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