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  • Title
    Papers and correspondence relating to the tendering of 4-8-4 locomotive
  • Reference
    CANT/1/7
  • Production date
    04-06-1934 - 04-07-1936
  • Creator
    • Kenneth CantlieBiography
  • Scope and Content
    Folder with annotation '4-8-4, Locomotives from April 10th 1934' by possibly Kenneth Cantlie's hand containing correspondence, hand-written and typed notes, specifications, calculations and sketches on engines and faults discovered on the Chinese Railway 4-8-4 locomotive and tendering of the engine with various manufacturers in the UK. Letters from Messires Sandberg Consulting Engineers (dealt with tenders and offers from UK locomotive manufacturers for 4-8-4), Vulcan Foundry, North British Locomotive Co., Beyer & Peacock, Robert Stephenson & Co, Nasmyth & Wilson Co Bridgewater Foundry, The Superheater Company, Armstrong & Whitworth Co, J. Stone & Co. Ltd, the Chinese Gov. Purchasing Commission Z.Z. Ing, British Consulate General Shanghai, Nanking-Shanghai Railway and copy letters by Kenneth Cantlie to various respondents including China Ministry of Railway's, W.O Leitch Peping-Liao-ning line, Chinese Railway's, and North British Loco. In addition to business, the letters from Kenneth Cantlie discuss personal matters: 10th July 1934 he mentions a birth of a baby boy (Paul Cantlie), 19th October 1934 his health troubles with parasites and teeth.
  • Extent
    1 file with approx. 200 pages
  • Level of description
    FILE
  • Repository name
    National Railway Museum, York
  • Associated people and organisations
    • Vulcan Foundry LtdBiography
    • North British Locomotive Co LtdBiography
    • Beyer Peacock & Co LtdBiography
    • Robert Stephenson & Co LtdBiography
    • Nasmyth Wilson & Co LtdBiography