Manufacture of carriages at Doncaster works, South Yorkshire, c 1916.
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Workers manufacturing wooden carriages at Doncaster carriage works. At this time carriages were still made from wood but iron and steel carriages were becoming more common. They were stronger and less likely to shatter in a crash. Doncaster works, known as the 'Plant Works' opened in 1853, making and repairing locomotives and rolling stock for the Great Northern Railway. At this time the works employed around 3500 workers.