Wagon painting at Doncaster works, 1916.
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The man in the foreground in the bowler hat is the foreman, in charge of the workshop. 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.