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North Central Wagon Co

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August 1899.

of Domine Lane, Fullerton Road, Rotherham

1861 The company was established.

A group of astute investors see the business possibilities in leasing wagons to local railway companies, collieries and quarries. A black diamond representing a lump of coal was adopted as the company's symbol.[1]

1894 The company was registered as a limited company on 31 March. [2]

1901 North Central Wagon Co were Railway Wagon Builders. [3]

1913 One of 15 established companies involved in manufacture and hiring-out of railway rolling stock[4]

1914 Railway wagon financiers, maintainers and repairers. Specialities: financing and maintaining of railway wagons, conversion of dead buffer stock, manufacture of self-contained spring buffers. [5]

1918 Wagon Repairs founded to acquire the wagon-repairing business of various wagon-building firms including the North Central Wagon Co.

1948 After the nationalisation of the railways, the company became North Central Wagon and Finance Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. White's Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham, 1901 p980
  4. The Times, Sep 20, 1913
  5. 1914 Whitakers Red Book