Buses Bodybuilders, Carriage and Wagon Company Limited, CRAVENS Sheffield, UK

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CRAVENS Buses Carriage and Wagon Company Limited, Sheffield, UK

011931 OC1 Cravens of Sheffield KarrierRoRaileratthefactoryofCravensafterthefittingofthebodywork

OC1 Cravens of Sheffield Karrier RoRailer at the factory of Cravens after the fitting of the bodywork

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1932 Cravens 27-38 Ro-Railer-1932

1932 Karrier Cravens 27-38 Ro-Railer

1932 Karrier Cravens 860

1932 Karrier Cravens 860

1932 Karrier Cravens LMS Ro_Railer51932 Karrier Cravens LMS_Ro-Railer41932 Karrier Cravens new_Ro_Railer1932 Karrier Cravens new_Ro_Railer_1

1932 Karrier Cravens LMS_Ro-Railer4

1935 Cravens bodied Leylan Lion 92 Central Stn

1935 Cravens bodied Leyland Lion 92 Central Stn

Cravens Carriage and Wagon Company Limited produced high class railway coaches and carriages for orders all over the world.  The works occupied a large site on Staniforth Road, Darnall, Sheffield and employed hundreds of men (and women) from the local area.  A form of sprayed (blue) asbestos was used in the construction of the railway coaches and sadly this industry, despite its world class reputation at the time, has left a deadly legacy in the Sheffield area. 

1936 AEC 661T with Cravens H26-26R body a1936 AEC 661T with Cravens H26-26R body

1936 AEC 661T with Cravens H26-26R body

We have had the sad privilege of representing many former employees, from senior management to cleaning staff.  No one…

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Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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