Christian Friedrich Lautenschlager in a Mercedes in the 1914 French Grand Prix


Planes, trains and automobiles: mechanical engineering archives now online Over 1900 images from the archives and historic book collection of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) are now available online via VADS. From pictures of experimental cars, aeroplanes, engine designs, engineers portraits, railway locomotives and much more. Highlights include works of art of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, images of Napier engines, design drawings of … Continue reading IMAGE LIBRARY ONLINE

Cunard liner


When Titanic went down in 1912 three members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers went with it.  Most famously, Thomas Andrews the ship’s designer (Member from 1902), by the time of the sinking he had become managing director of the design department.  It was standard practise for a group of Harland and Wolff workers to travel on newly built ships’ maiden voyages to observe them … Continue reading TITANIC