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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 99 - April 2008
BRC Hosts the Napier Powerex 200 Bicentenary Event
A grand Bi-centenary weekend Powerex 200 is to be held at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June 2008. Napier cars of all types, Deltic locomotives and a fly past will add to a large indoor exhibition of Napier artefacts.
The event celebrates the foundation by David Napier in 1808 of his historic precision engineering company. After establishing his Lambeth Works in the 1830's, his apprenticed son, James Murdoch Napier joined him, thus forming D Napier and Son in 1847. Now, in 2008, high precision and performance products of this company are still produced, albeit by other companies, and are widely in service in marine transport and rail traction applications. From the Napier Turbocharged Class 43 HST power cars to the Twin Deltic powered Royal Navy Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures vessel. These surviving power units are testimony to the sound Napier basic design studies that commenced their development 60 years ago.
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