H.A. McEwen (Bioler Repairs) Ltd

COMPANY HISTORY

H.A. McEwen Boilermakers was established in 1968. Select the tabs below to view a range of images from our achives.

  • The '60s & '70s
  • The '80s
  • The '90s

1968

Austin Devon Van .jpg McEwen Boilermakers first commercial vehicle, KPM 500, a 1954 Austin Devon estate car. . Loaded many a time with the excessive weight of oxygen cylinders, steel boiler tubes and huge ex-army ammo boxes chock full of hammers and chisels, this ‘Owd Lass’ drove all over the North of England whilst attending to boiler repairs in mills and factories.

1972

1972 Boiler

Welded steel 3000 gallon
capacity oil storage tank.

1972

Bedford J Type Truck 20004.jpg

The firm’s first Bedford J Type truck. This bonny little truck was a real workhorse and over the years it must have travelled over a 100,000 miles and transported countless tons to sites all over Lancashire and Yorkshire.

1977

McEwen Boilermakers built and riveted on the smokebox and carried out other heavy boiler repairs to BR Standard 4 loco boiler.
Client:  K.& W.V. Railway.

1978

Locomotive boiler repairs carried out on L.& S.W. Railway Class T9 locomotive, National Railway Museum, York.

1979

McEwen Boilermakers designed and built the steel boiler for this Union Pacific narrow gauge loco boiler for Southern’s Railway, Dobwalls, Cornwall.

1980

Locomotive

Steam testing A4 Pacific No. 60009 Union of South Africa, following McEwen Boilermakers manufacturing and fitting 43 super heater flue tubes and 48 smoke tubes.  Markinch, Fife.

1981

A black and white photograph of the Bedford C.F. 230 truck, loaded with a Hunslet narrow gauge steam locomotive boiler rebuilt by McEwen Boilermakers. A fast, reliable vehicle.

1981

Industrial Boiler

The prototype of McEwen Boilermakers X Series multi tubular vertical steam boil

1984

Wood Fired Boiler

Wood-fired locomotive steam launch boiler designed and built by McEwen Boilermakers. Client: Windermere Steam Boat Museum.

1984

Vertical Industrial Boiler

Two McEwen X Series vertical steam boilers leaving Farling Top Boilerworks.
Client: Edinburgh University.

1985

Van

The picture was taken an hour or so following the delivery from the local panel beating and paint shop of this delightful Bedford J Type truck, reg. no. EUB 74Y into the Works yard.

1985

Steam Boilers

Two locomotive steam launch boilers designed and built by McEwen Boilermakers.

1986

Biomass Boiler

Mac-Pac hot water boiler designed by McEwen Boilermakers to burn wood, straw, sawdust, waste paper etc.

1988

Locomotive

Alan McEwen and Michael White proudly stand in front of the ‘Lion’ locomotive following firebox repairs.
Client: M.S.I.M.

1990

Locomotive

The firm’s first Bedford Model T.K. seen here delivering boilers to Beamish Museum, Co. Durham.

1994

Bedford Model T.K. 7.5 ton lorry delivering a steam roller boiler to Mr. Rufus Carr’s Garage at Rimington near Clitheroe.

1995

Industrial Boiler

The same Bedford T.K. loaded with firewood used for steam testing a recently repaired railway locomotive boiler.

Heritage Steam Boiler
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