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Newton Heath Works

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1877 Works opened for the manufacture of carriages and wagons for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company

1896 Additions made to the original building with addition of a paint shop and mess-rooms

1914 The carriage repair shop was opened as a wagon repairing shop.

1923 Incorporated into the LMSR

Grew to become a major local employer which, by the 1960s, as the Newton Heath Traction Maintenance Depot, had been expanded to a 40 acre site with over 2000 workers.

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