The book identifies Leeds as a major railway manufacturing centre and takes the story through from Murray's middleton locomotive of 1812 to both standard and broad gauge express locomotives of the very early main line railways. It deals at length with the industrial, mining and narrow gauge types with which the words Hunslet and Leeds subsequently became synonymous. The growth of Empire and the effects of war play a large part in the story as do political influences and changes in commercial emphasis.
Diversions into non-railway products are covered and the book ends with the short excursion into electric passenger train building and the ultimate closure of the old factory to make way for an electrical switch-gear plant.
Scarce, Hardback, 305 pages.