Brown, Marshalls and Co. Ltd.

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Talyllyn Railway carriage number 3, the earliest coach built for the railway in 1866.

Brown, Marshalls and Co. Ltd. were a company that built railway carriages, based in Saltley, Birmingham, in the UK.

Brown Marshalls & Co builders plate on Talyllyn Railway coach No. 1 of 1866

They were formed in 1840.[1] In 1866 they built the original batch of four-wheel coaches for the Talyllyn Railway, which are still in operational use, and in 1873 built two bogie coaches for the Ffestiniog Railway. These were the first iron-framed bogie coaches in Great Britain.[2] These are also still in regular use.

In 1902 they became part of the Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage & Wagon Company, which eventually formed part of Metro-Cammell - a company that continued to build rolling stock in Birmingham until 2005.


  1. ^ "Irish Narrow Gauge - Carriage and Wagon Builders". 
  2. ^ "Vintage Carriage Trust data-base - FR coach 15". 

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