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Charles Roberts and Co

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1935. Name Plate.
1940. Bristol Dockside.
1954. Hopper Wagon No. 19154 built for ICI. Exhibit at the Shildon Locomotion Museum.
1956. Exhibit at Elsecar Heritage Railway
1962. Exhibit at the Shildon Locomotion Museum.
1962. Exhibit at the Shildon Locomotion Museum.
1970. Tank Wagon. Exhibit at the Shildon Locomotion Museum.

of Horbury Junction, near Wakefield

1856 Company established.

1899 The company was registered on 13 April, to acquire the business of wagon manufacturers of a company of the same name. [1]

1913 One of 15 established companies involved in manufacture and hiring-out of railway rolling stock[2]

1914 Builders of railway wagons of all descriptions, steel hopper wagons, railway tank wagons, manufacturers of wheels and axles, ironwork, castings; railway wagon repairers. [3]

1939 Duncan Bailey was chairman and managing director.

1967 Kirkstall Forge Engineering acquired the pressed axle casing business of Charles Roberts and Co of Wakefield [4]

1973 Charles Roberts and Co agreed to acquire from Butterfield-Harvey Group the assets and undertaking (apart from property) of W. P. Butterfield (Engineers) of Shipley to make a major force in the road tanker industry[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, Sep 20, 1913
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Times, 15 November 1967
  5. The Times, Jul 18, 1973