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Airdrie Iron Co

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The Airdrie Iron Co of Standard Works, Airdrie were general engineers.

1860 Company established.

1869 Built first railway locomotive.

1905 Incorporated as a Limited Company. Manufacturers of colliery plant, pumps, air compressors, locomotives, tube-making machinery and general ironfoundry. Employees 250. [1]

1913 The works closed after building twenty to thirty locomotives.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816