Correspondence and lectures relating to the design of the Chinese Engine 4-8-4 and its arrival to the National Railway Museum

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Kenneth Cantlie Archive
Cantlie, Kenneth

Folder containing correspondence, printed publications and drafts for lectures. Correspondents include the National Railway Museum (NRM) and Science Museum regarding the handover and display (seats, livery, badge) of locomotive 4-8-4 donated by the Chinese government and Kenneth Cantlie's publications donated by the China Society, Cornwall locomotive and Newcomen Society speech, also includes correspondence between NRM and Hugh Cantlie after his father's passing on donating the papers to NRM (1988); partial copies of Sino-British Trade review, April 1938 covering the handover event at NRM; a copy of High Speed Trains Throughout the World by J. Boyley, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers 1983; The European Railways no. 145 April 1980 including an article of 4-8-4's and a copy of Railway Gazette article New 4-8-4 Locomotives for China, 1935; a brochure for the Imperial Scalene Co. on composition for cleaning steam boilers; a bundle of correspondence and copied notes from the Science Museum on transferring the Chinese engine 4-8-4 to NRM, York from Shanghai including a tender of shipping (1980); correspondence on attending the unloading of 4-8-4 at Tower Warf, Kent 26th June 1981; membership correspondence from Conservative and Commonwealth Council; a draft for a Newcomen Society lecture on the design of 4-8-4 engines, March 1983; a bundle of correspondence with Railway Industry Association (former LAMA) and a copy of RIA's sectorial report 'China's Railroads' by R.W. Huenemann, 1977.


1 file with approx. 118 pages

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