Gorton Locomotive Works
Openshaw Manchester
THE LOCOMOTIVE WORKSHOPS OF
The Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway.
The Great Central Railway.
The London & North Eastern Railway.
And lastly
British Railways...
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Welcome to the homepage of my Gorton Locomotive  works website.
This website is dedicated solely to the Gorton Locomotive and Carriage & Wagon workshops and the Motive power Depot, more widely known as Gorton Tank
( 'The Tank' ).

This site will always be under construction as information comes to hand and can be added. 
Gorton Tank was the main locomotive works of the

Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway
and later
The Great Central Railway

In January 1923  most of the Railways in Great Britain were formed into four large Railway companies, known as the 'BIG FOUR'
The four newly formed companies were named


  London, Midland & Scottish Railway .. (  LMSR )
London & North Eastern Railway .. ( LNER )
Great Western Railway .. ( GWR )
Southern Railway .. ( SR )

The Great Central Railway became part of the LNER which was the second largest company of the Big Four        

Last up dated   14 - 06 - 2005