Workers at Doncaster Works, South Yorkshire, c 1916.
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Workers building road vehicles at Doncaster works. The railways used road vehicles for many different purposes. They were used for delivery services, and to move goods around depots. 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.