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Cravens of Staniforth Road, Darnall, Sheffield

formerly Craven Brothers and Co

1891 Public company; Cravens Ltd

1901 Railway Carriage Builders[1]

1911 Manufacturer of Carriages and Wagons for the Railways.[2]

1914 Manufacturers of railway carriages and wagons. Specialities: high class rolling stock of every description including Pullman cars, wheels and axles, iron work. Employees 800 to 1,000. [3]

1919 Name changed to Cravens Railway Carriage and Wagon Co

1954 Name shortened again to Cravens Ltd[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. White's Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham, 1901 p979
  2. Bradshaw’s Railway Manual 1911
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Times Oct 04, 1954