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English Electric was a British company formed in 1918. They produced transformers, electrical equipment, railway locomotives and aircraft. Many railway enthusiasts will know the name as the builders of many popular diesel locos during the 1950s and 1960s, including class 20, class 37, class 40, class 50 and class 55 locos. Some of these locos are still in daily use.

Aviation enthusiasts will know the name from the legendary cold war lightning interceptor aircraft. English Electric also built the Canberra bomber which was sold to several foreign air forces and is still in use in a modified form by NASA. In the 1960s English Electric formed the British aircraft corporation with fellow aircraft manufacturers vickers and Bristol. In 1968 BAC merged with GEC.

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