Builder's Plate Collection



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The Workshops Rail Museum's collection of over 300 Builders Plates contains a range of plates from Australia and international manufacturers, representing locomotives from steam to diesel electric as well as rolling stock of many types.

This large collection contains more than 300 Builder's Plates representing manufacturers such as the Ipswich Railway Workshops, Dubs & Co, Glasgow; Baldwin Locomotive Works (USA) and Clyde Engineering, Granville, NSW and Eagle Farm, Brisbane. Builders Plates were affixed to locomotives, carriages and wagons to identify the manufacturer and, in the case of locomotives, the number they had built. These range from locomotives built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1866 to the first locomotive built at the railway workshops in Ipswich in 1877 and through to diesel locomotives built between 1960 and 1980. These builder's plates identify the stories of the companies concerned as well as the development of locomotive technology and link to the stories of individual locomotives.


Builders plates

Engineering; Manufacturing; Rail transport; Trains

Locomotives; Railway carriages; Wagons

Coverage Spatial

Glasgow, UK; Maryborough, Qld, Australia; Eagle Farm, Qld, Australia; Granville, NSW, Australia; Philadelphia, USA; Ipswich, Qld, Australia; Leeds, UK

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