Andrew Barclay Sons & Company

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Around 1840, Andrew Barclay went into partnership with Thomas McCulloch in an engineering business to make    mill shafts in Kilmarnock. Two years later he left to set up on his own and, in 1847, he moved to new premises in the town, which were paid for by the sale of his patent for the manufacture of gas lamps. The money from this sale was not paid however, and consequently the firm, which specialised in winding engines for the local coal industry, was sequestrated in 1848. Barclay soon recovered from this set back and by 1859, when the company produced its first locomotive, the firm was employing 150 people. By 1870, Barclay’s had produced 420 locomotives.

Around 1871 Andrew Barclay established a second locomotive building business, Barclays & Co , for his younger brother, John, and his four sons, James Wilson, Andrew jnr, William and Robert. This business  was based at the Riverbank Works, Kilmarnock . This business remained closely associated with that of Andrew Barclay, who provided most of the plant. The firms were declared bankrupt in 1874  and 1882  respectively. In 1886 Andrew Barclay ‘s business was reconstructed as Andrew Barclay Sons & Co , but Barclays & Co was not revived

Problems were still encountered but in 1892 the firm took on limited liability as Andrew Barclay Sons & Co Ltd . Two years later Andrew Barclay was removed from control of the company by its shareholders. Barclay then sued the company for unpaid wages, eventually settling out of court in 1899.  In 1930, the company took over the business of John Cochrane (Barrhead) Ltd , engine makers, and in 1963 it acquired the   goodwill of the North British Locomotive Co Ltd , Glasgow.

In 1972 the company was acquired by the Hunslet Group of companies and its name was changed in 1989 to Hunslet-Barclay Ltd.

After going into financial administration in 2007 the company was acquired by Brush Traction of Loughborough and was renamed Brush-Barclay.

In 2011 Wabtec acquired Brush Traction and the Kilmarnock works became Wabtec Rail Scotland.

Preserved Locomotives

I have only included standard gauge locomotives which are preserved in Britain. I have not included fireless locomotives although I may add them later. There is one Andrew Barclay fireless locomotive (Imperial 1) which is preserved as part of the National Collection which I have included.

None of the LMS 4F 0-6-0 locomotives built by Andrew Barclay (44357-44381) have been preserved although three members of the class (4402744123 & 44422) have been preserved.

Preserved Austerity Locomotives built to the Hunslet Design

In addition to building locomotives to designs produced by Andrew Barclay the company also built fifteen Austerity 0-6-0ST engines for the War Department during 1944-1946 as a sub contractor to the Hunslet Engine Company. Ten (68071-80) of these were bought by the LNER in 1945-46. Of these 68077 and 68078 have been preserved.

One other example of the fifteen built by Andrew Barclay to the Hunslet Engine Company survives – Andrew Barclay Works No 2183 which now carries the name Earl David.

Works No

Built Name/Number

Location

2183 1945 Earl David Avon Valley Railway
2212 1946 BR 68078 Hope Farm, Sellinge
2215 1947 BR 68077 Spa Valley Railway

 

Other Preserved Andrew Barclay Locomotives

 

Works No

Built Name Type

Location

699 1891 Swanscombe 0-4-0ST Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
776 1899 Firefly 0-4-0ST Northampton & Lamport Railway
782 1896 Kinlet 0-6-0ST Blist Hill, Ironbridge Gorge Museum
807 1897 Bon Accord 0-4-0ST Royal Deeside Railway
880 1902 Glenfield No1 0-4-0CT Ribble Steam Railway
885 1900 The Barclay 0-6-0ST Cambrian Heritage Railway
945 1904 Annie 0-4-0ST Whitwell & Reepham Railway
946 1902 No3 0-4-0ST Thos Muir Haulage & Metal Ltd, Kirkaldy
1015 1904 Horden 0-6-0ST Tanfield Railway
1047 1905 Storefield No11 0-4-0ST East Anglia Railway Museum
1069 1906 No22 0-4-0ST Thos Muir Haulage & Metal Ltd, Kirkaldy
1081 1909 0-4-0ST Kidwelly Industrial Museum
1116 1910 No16 0-4-0ST Scottish Industrial Railway Centre
1142 1908 NCB No29 0-4-0ST Prestonpans Mining Museum
1147 1908 John Howe 0-4-0ST Ribble Steam Railway
1193 1910 NCB No6 0-4-2ST Tanfield Railway
1219 1910 Caledonian Works 0-4-0ST Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
1223 1911 Colin MacAndrew 0-4-0ST Chasewater Railway
1245 1911 0-6-0T Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
1260 1911 Forester 0-4-0ST Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
1296 1912 No8 0-6-0T Scottish Industrial Railway Centre
1338 1913 NCB West Ayr Area No17 0-6-0T Tanfield Railway
1398 1915 Lord Fisher 0-4-0ST Yeovil Railway Centre
1458 1916 3 Lady Victoria 0-6-0ST Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
1598 1918 Efficient 0-4-0ST Ribble Steam Railway
1605 1918 Ajax No38 0-6-0T Isle of Wight Steam Railway
1614 1918 No19 0-4-0ST Scottish Industrial Railway Centre
1619 1919 Toto 0-4-0ST Mangapps Railway Museum
1659 1920 Stanley No32 0-4-0ST Tanfield Railway
1680 1920 Nora No6 0-4-0ST Big Pit Mining Museum, Blaenavon
1719 1920 No 2  Lady Nan 0-4-0ST East Somerset Railway
1807 1929 0-4-0ST Thos Muir Haulage & Metal Ltd, Kirkaldy
1823 1924 Henry/Harry 0-4-0ST Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
1833 1924 Niddrie 0-6-0ST Ribble Steam Railway
1863 1926 0-4-0ST Caledonian Railway
1865 1926 Alexander 0-4-0ST Ribble Steam Railway
1875 1925 Stanton No24 0-4-0CT Matthew Kirtley Museum, Midland Railway Centre
1889 1926 No3 0-4-0ST Grampian Transport Museum
1890 1926 Forth No10 0-4-0ST Strathspey Railway
1927 1927 No1 0-4-0ST East Lancashire Railway
1931 1927 BSC No2 0-4-0ST Rocks by Rail, Cottesmore
1937 1928 3 Clyde Mill 0-4-0ST Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
1964 1929 Spitfire 0-4-0ST Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
1969 1929 JN Derbyshire 0-4-0ST Ribble Steam Railway
1996 1934 0-4-0ST Carnegie Dunfermlone Trust
2015 1935 Tom Parry 0-4-0ST Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
2017 1935 Braerlach No17 0-6-0T Strathspey Railway
2020 1936 0-4-0ST Strathspey Railway
2043 1937 4 0-4-0ST Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
2046 1937 BA Co Ltd No3 0-4-0ST Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
2047 1937 No 705 0-4-0ST Plym Valley Railway
2068 1939 The Wemyss Coal Co Ltd No20 0-6-0T Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
2069 1939 Little Barford 0-4-0ST Mid-Suffock Railway
2073 1939 Daluaine 0-4-0ST John Dewar & Sons Ltd, Aberfeldy Distillery
2074 1939 Llantarnam Abbey 0-6-0ST Swansea Vale Railway Preservation Society
2086 1940 Drake 0-4-0ST Rutland Railway Museum
2088 1940 Sir Thomas Royden 0-4-0ST Rutland Railway Museum
2107 1941 Harlaxton No100 0-6-0T Caledonian Railway
2127 1942 6 0-4-0CT Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
2134 1942 0-4-0ST West Coast Railways, Carnforth
2138 1941 Swordfish 0-6-0ST Swindon & Cricklade Railway
2139 1942 Salmon 0-6-0ST Royal Deeside Railway
2157 1943 Fambridge – ROF No8 0-4-0ST Mangapps Railway Museum
2168 1943 Edmundsons 0-4-0ST Rushden Transprt Museum
2199 1945 Victory o-4-0ST Whitewell & Reepham Railway
2201 1945 0-4-0ST Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
2217 1947 Henry Ellison 0-4-0ST Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
2219 1946 No17 0-4-0ST Prestonpans Mining Museum
2220 1946 Invicta 0-4-0ST Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway
2221 1946 No2 0-4-0ST Dean Forest Railway
2226 1946 Katie 0-4-0ST Churnet Valley Railway
2230 1947 No1 0-4-0ST West Coast Railways, Carnforth
2239 1947 Mr Therm 0-4-0ST Seaton Park
2244 1947 No10 0-4-0ST Scottish Industrial Railway Centre
2248 1948 Albert 0-4-0ST Plym Valley Railway
2258 1949 Tiny 0-4-0ST Keighley Worth Valley Railway
2259 1949 No30 0-4-0ST Fife Regional Council, Lochore
2260 1949 NCB No23 0-4-0ST Scottish Industrial Railway Centre
2261 1949 No6 0-4-0ST Ribble Steam Railway
2262 1949 No7 0-4-0ST Thos Muir Haulage & Metal Ltd, Kirkaldy
2274 1949 0-4-0ST Bowes Railway
2284 1949 No21 0-4-0ST Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange
2292 1951 No17 0-4-0ST Kingdom of Fife Preservation Society, Methil
2296 1950 National Coal Board Area 3 No17 0-4-0ST Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
2315 1951 Lady Ingrid 0-4-0ST Spa Valley Railway
2320 1952 Fishburn Coke Works No22 0-4-0ST Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
2323 1952 0-4-0ST Rushden Transprt Museum
2333 1953 David 0-4-0ST Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
2335 1953 24 0-6-0T Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
2343 1953 British Gypsum No4 0-4-0ST Ribble Steam Railway
2350 1954 Belvoir 0-6-0ST Rutland Railway Museum
2352 1954 67 Hong Hong Flyer 0-4-0ST Tanat Valley Light Railway
2354 1954 Richard Trevithick 0-4-0ST Swindon & Cricklade Railway
2358 1954 0-6-0ST Scottish Industrial Railway Centre
2360 1954 Brian Harrison No3 0-4-0ST Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
2361 1954 W.S.T 0-4-0ST Bowes Railway
2368 1955 0-4-0ST Scottish Industrial Railway Centre
2369 1955 No8 0-4-0ST Appleby Fordingham Railway

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