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Hunslet History

Founded in 1864, Hunslet Engine Company is renowned throughout the world as a designer and producer of the highest quality shunting, industrial, tunnelling and specialised locomotives. Today, the company provides a bespoke design and manufacturing service for the UK and export markets.

Our team of experienced engineers, designers and professional business specialists can provide a wide variety of innovative products, designed and built to the highest possible standards to meet every conceivable need.

Hunslet Engine Company now owns the intellectual property and design rights to the following British locomotive names, including the ability to service, repair and supply genuine replacement components:

  • Andrew Barclay
  • Avonside
  • North British
  • Greenwood and Batley
  • Hudswell Clarke
  • John Fowler
  • Kerr Stuart
  • Kitson
  • Manning Wardle

Hunslet Engine Company and its associated companies have produced over 19,000 steam, diesel and electric locomotives for destinations around the world and the company has always been at the forefront of technical development, a position it is proud to maintain now and into the future.