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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.
1894 The company was registered as a limited company on 31 March. 
1901 North Central Wagon Co were Railway Wagon Builders. 
1913 One of 15 established companies involved in manufacture and hiring-out of railway rolling stock
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. 
1948 After the nationalisation of the railways, the company became North Central Wagon and Finance Co.