Records of Glasgow Railway Engineering Co Ltd, railway wheel, spring and axle manufacturers, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes and agendas 1901-1949
  • Memorandum and articles of association 1900-1937
  • Shareholder records 1901-1946
  • Correspondence 1937-1948
  • Financial records 1948-1965

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow Railway Engineering Co Ltd was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1901  to acquire the business of the Glasgow Railway Co , Helen Street, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, and the also the firm of D Drummond & Son , manufacturers, at the same address. The company produced component parts for railway locomotives including wheels, axles and springs and appears to have had connections with the locomotive department of William Beardmore & Co Ltd , steel manufacturers and engineers, Glasgow, Scotland. The company ceased trading in 1959 and appears to have been liquidated in 1965  .


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

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Deposit :A D : 1 July 1976

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GB 248 UGD 100/1 Records of William Beardmore & Co Ltd

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