Brown, Marshalls and Co. Ltd.

Brown, Marshalls and Co. Ltd. was a company that built railway carriages, based in Saltley, Birmingham, England.

Talyllyn Railway carriage number 3, the earliest coach built for the railway in 1866.
Brown Marshalls & Co builders plate on Talyllyn Railway coach No. 1 of 1866

It was formed in 1840.[1] In 1866 it 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 it 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".