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Lancaster Railway Carriage and Wagon Co

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1885. Blackpool 4. Exhibit at Crich Tramway Museum.
1902. Sleeping Car.
Preserved in hospital grounds in Rawson. Sole first-class coach on the Puerto Deseado line for many years.

The Lancaster Company was formed in 1863 and owned extensive works on the outskirts of Lancaster where it produced railway rolling stock of all descriptions, tram cars, wheels and axles, etc and had a reputation for work of a very high-class character.

1902 Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage and Wagon Co was registered on 18 April and incorporated as a limited company to amalgamate 6 companies including Lancaster Railway Carriage and Wagon Co

These works were closed in 1908 when the business was transferred to Ashbury.

1949 Liquidators appointed[1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 10 June 1949
  • [1] Metcam web site