Papers and correspondence relating to the tendering of 4-8-4 locomotive

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Kenneth Cantlie Archive
Cantlie, Kenneth

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.


1 file with approx. 200 pages

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