Builders of named steam locomotives of the United Kingdom

A number of abbreviations for the builders of locomotives that have operated in the United Kingdom have been used in this work. These include:

  • A Whitworth = Armstrong Whitworth
  • Avonside = Avonside Engine Company
  • Bagnall = W. G. Bagnall
  • Baldwin = Baldwin Locomotive Works of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Barclay = Andrew Barclay Sons & Co.
  • Brighton = Brighton Works
  • Bury = Edward Bury & Co.
  • Clarkson = Clarkson & Sons
  • Clarence = Clarence Foundry & Steam Engine Works (predecessor of Edward Bury & Co.)
  • Cowlairs = Cowlairs Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Works
  • Crewe = British Railways Crewe Works
  • Darlington = LNER Darlington Works
  • Derby = BR Derby Works
  • Dodds = Isaac Dodds & Son
  • Doncaster = LNER then BR Doncaster Works
  • F & Rastrick = Foster & Rastrick
  • Fairbairn = Fairbairn & Sons
  • Fletcher = Fletcher, Jennings & Company
  • FM&J = Fenton, Murray & Jackson
  • G England = George England & Co.
  • Gateshead = Gateshead Works
  • Gooch = Daniel Gooch
  • Gorton = Gorton Locomotive Works
  • GWR = Great Western Railway
  • H Clarke = Hudswell, Clarke & Co., Ltd.
  • Haigh = Haigh Foundry
  • Hawthorn = R & W Hawthorn & Co.
  • Heywood = Sir Arthur Heywood
  • Hunslet = Hunslet Engine Company
  • Ince Forge = Ince Forge Company
  • Inverurie = Inverurie Locomotive Works
  • JT&E = Jones, Turner & Evans
  • Kitson = Kitson & Co.
  • Krauss-Maffei = Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
  • Krupp = Friedrich Krupp AG Hoesch-Krupp
  • LBSCR Brighton = London, Brighton & South Coast Railway's Brighton Works
  • Longridge = R. B. Longridge & Co.
  • Mather, Dixon = Mather, Dixon & Co.
  • NBL = North British Locomotive Works
  • NG&Co = Nasmyth, Gaskell & Co.
  • Manning Wardle = Manning Wardle
  • Murray = Matthew Murray
  • Paxman = Davey Paxman & Co.
  • R Stephenson = Robert Stephenson & Co.
  • Rennie = George Rennie
  • Rothwell = Rothwell & Co.
  • SACM = Société Alsacienne de Constructions Mécaniques
  • Sara&Co = Sara & Co.
  • SG&Co = Slaughter, Grüning & Co.; reorganized as Avonside Engine Company in 1865/6.
  • SR&Co = Sharp, Roberts & Co. Used letters for locomotive serial numbers in the 1830s
  • SSG = Stothert, Slaughter, Grüning & Co.
  • St&Sl = Stothert & Slaughter
  • Stuart = Kerr Stuart & Co.
  • Swindon = GWR then BR Swindon Works
  • Tayleur = Charles Tayleur
  • Vulcan = Vulcan Foundry
  • Yorkshire = Yorkshire Engine Company