Metro-Cammell

  • English Electric survivors in Asia

    English Electric survivors in Asia

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    A HANDFUL of British-built former Malayan Railways Class 22 locos remain in usable condition, but not all in Malaysia.  Forty of the metre-gauge locos were ordered in the early 1970s from English Electric and AEI (which by the time they were delivered had become part of GEC).  The locos were built by Metro-Cammell in Saltley,…

  • Former Alstom factory reduced to rubble at Washwood Heath

    Former Alstom factory reduced to rubble at Washwood Heath

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    DEMOLITION of the former Alstom factory at Washwood Heath began in late-February. The site was previously used by Metro-Cammell, and was where the majority of Virgin ‘Pendolino’ trains were completed.  Redevelopment of the site – located at the centre of the HS2 network – is in excess of 110,000 sq m, and will permit the…

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