Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,709 pages of information and 235,473 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Institution of Locomotive Engineers

From Graces Guide

1911 Founded as an independent engineering learned society and professional body. Its purpose was 'the dissemination of information concerning locomotive engineering and its allied sciences...' The organisation continued in this role until 1969, when it merged with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

1915 President: Alfred John Hill, Vice President: A. R. Bennett. [1]

1921-22 President: Colonel Kitson Clark

1929-30 John Ralph Bazin was president.

Letter 9th January 1956, from K. J. Cook, President of The Institution of Locomotive Engineers, regretting Harold Holcroft's decision to retire from the Council, and acknowledging “the enormous amount of work you have done for the Institution since its foundation.”

Large Scrap-Book of Institution of Locomotive Engineers Summer Meeting in Germany, 1936

1969 Merged with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers which then established a Railway Division. Members of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers (MILocoE) became Members of the Mechanicals' at various grades as part of the transfer.

The organisation as a whole was integrated into the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as its Railway Division.



The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has papers of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers.

A brief subject-index of Addresses and papers read before the Institution and published in the Proceedings, 1911-1953. London: Institution of Locomotive Engineers. [1954]. 28pp.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1915/02/19
  • National Archives [1]