Bristol Wagon and Carriage Works Ltd

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This company had a 13 acre site at Lawrence Hill, Bristol. It was there that FR Carriage 14 was built for the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway along with another 14 carriages. On the Lynton and Barnstaple this coach was No. 15. Carriages were built for many places including the Irish narrow gauge railways. In the following list the Irish NG railways to which carriages and wagons were delivered are shown with the years of delivery and the numbers of carriages and wagons.[1]

Ballymena & Larne Railway, 1877 - 1879, C 10, W 352.

West Clare Railway, 1887 - 1907, C 38, W 63.

Tralee and Dingle Railway, 1890 - 1922, C14, W 40.

Lynton & Barnstaple carriages Nos. 1, 5, 7, 11, 16 and 17 survive (at least as parts) and have been or will be rebuilt for operation. No 2 is at the National Railway Museum. An ex- Tralee and Dingle Railway third class coach No. 7T is now on the Cavan and Leitrim Railway at Dromod, Republic of Ireland along with intact 10T and the chassis of 8T.

The company's history goes back to 1851 and the railway side of the business was moved to Leeds soon after 1920.

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  1. ^ Begley J & Flanders S (2012) Ireland's Narrow Gauge Railways: a reference handbook, The Oakwood Press, Cranbourne, Dorset, UK