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Joseph Wright & Sons: misc_indust360

A four-wheel standard gauge First Class carriage built for the Shrewsbury & Chester Railway by Joseph Wright & Sons

Joseph Wright & Sons built several standard gauge (4’ 8½“) four wheel coaches for the Shrewsbury & Chester Railway in 1846. The Shrewsbury& Chester Railway became part of the Great Western Railway on 1st September 1854 and their stock of 108 passenger vehicles including carriage trucks and horse boxes were transferred. This first class coach became a Great Western Railway Pilot van No 22. The stage coach influence can be seen in the design and the rails on the roof were for the storage of luggage. This coach was withdrawn in August 1874.

Robert Ferris