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About the Doxford Engine Friends' Association

The Association was formed in January 2003. The aims include:

  • Working with Tyne & Wear Museums to care for the preserved Doxford 58JS3 engine of 1979, which is housed at the Regional Museums Store at Beamish, County Durham
  • Preserving and promoting the history of the Doxford Engine Works in Sunderland, its products and the people who designed and made them;
  • Bringing together people who have an association with Doxford's, or an interest the history of the works and its world renowned opposed-piston marine oil engines.

Membership of the Doxford Engine Friends' Association is open to all who are interested in supporting these objectives. Membership of the Association currently costs £5 annually. Three or four social meetings are held in Sunderland each year, there is an occasional Newsletter, and visits to the preserved engine at Beamish.

For further information regarding the Doxford Engine please visit the websites listed below.

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