English Electric

English Electric (EE) was a British industrial manufacturer. Founded in 1918, it initially specialised in industrial electric motors and transformers. Its activities would expand to include railway locomotives and traction equipment, steam turbines, consumer electronics, guided missiles, aircraft and computers.

Although only a handful of aircraft designs were produced under the English Electric name, two would become landmarks in British aeronautical engineering; the Canberra and the Lightning. English Electric Aircraft would become a founding member of the British Aircraft Corporation in 1960 with the other industrial operations acquired by GEC in 1968.

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List Of British Rail Modern Traction Locomotive Classes - Miscellaneous Locomotives - Builders' Demonstrators
... Locomotive Builder Year Fate Image D0226 D0227 English Electric 1956 D0226 preserved D0227 scrapped D0260 Lion BRCWC 1962 Scrapped in 1963 D0280 Falcon See ...
Samlesbury Aerodrome - History
... War, when the Air Ministry instructed the English Electric Company (EE) to proceed with the construction of flight shed number 1 ... After the war aircraft such as the De Havilland Vampire, English Electric Canberra (which was English Electric's first wholly designed and built ... When English Electric merged to become BAC and later British Aerospace it worked closely with the nearby sister plant at BAE Warton and the former BAE factory in Preston on building the Sepecat Jaguar and Panavia ...
English Electric/BAC Lightning (book)
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English Electric - Products - Railways & Traction - Locomotives and Multiple Units
08 shunters semi-permanently coupled in pairs) English Electric Type 1 (British Rail Class 20) British Rail Class 23 English Electric Type 3 (British Rail Class 37) British Rail Class ... turbine) CP Class 1400 (Portugal) CP Class 1800 (Portugal) JNR ED17 electric locomotive JNR EF50 electric locomotive Keretapi Tanah Melayu Class 15 shunter Keretapi Tanah Melayu Class 20 ...
Lyttelton Line - Operations - Electrified Services
... English Electric Co ... The inaugural electric train service on the Lyttelton Line departed Christchurch station for Lyttelton with 18 cars and headed by EC 12 on 14 February 1929 ... Regular electric train services commenced using the new timetables from the following Saturday ...

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