John Fowler

John Fowler was born into a wealthy Quaker family and after initially following his father’s wishes in becoming a corn merchant he soon decided to go his own way and become an engineer. Fowler joined railway manufacturers Gilkes Wilson & Co of Middlesbrough, a firm that produced 351 locomotives between 1847 and 1875, including over 100 for the Stockton & Darlington Railway.

John Fowler
John Fowler

John Fowler & Co (Leeds) Ltd – University of Reading
A Brief History of John Fowler & Co – Leeds Engine Copyright MMXV1
John Fowler and Co – Grace’s Guide
John Fowler & Co (Leeds) Ltd – Steam Up