Gibb and Hogg 0-4-0 Locomotive, Airdrie,1898

This engine had a long career in coal mines across central Scotland, starting at Loganlea and Foulshiels Collieries in West Lothian before ended its working life at Cardowan Colliery, Stepps. It was retired in 1968, when it was moved by the NCB to Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline as an exhibit.

The loco was built by Gibb and Hogg of Airdrie, one of several engineering companies in the town to build small industrial locomotives. The firm was founded in 1866 but only started building locomotives in 1890. Its design owes a lot to Ayrshire-built locomotives, as Gibb and Hogg based it on the patterns and drawings they acquired from McCulloch, Sons & Kennedy of Kilmarnock when that firm closed in 1890.

Gibb and Hogg closed in 1912. This is now the only known surviving railway locomotive built within the current bounds of North Lanarkshire.

Museum reference:
COTSL-1989-181
Date:
1898
Made by:
Gibb and Hogg
Place Made:
Airdrie
On display:
Summerlee Museum: Exhibition Hall
Associated with:
United Collieries · Loganlea Colliery, Loganlea, Scotland
National Coal Board · Cardowan Colliery, Stepps, Scotland
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