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Mineral Wagon, Carron Company No.755

Mineral Wagon, Carron Company No.755, dumb buffers

Built c.1890 for Carron Company, Falkirk.
SRPS Core Collection, on display.

From the earliest days, the railway's main industrial customers owned their own wagons and paid the railway companies to move them around. Industry spent as little as possible on buying and on maintaining wagons, and this is a very basic design indeed. The general design dates back to the 1870s and examples were still being built as late as 1903.

No.755 was made for - and probably by - the Carron Company at Falkirk, which made iron castings, and owned mines to produce the coal needed by the furnaces. Wagons like this delivered coal, limestone and iron ore to the foundry.

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