2 CUR

Found Drum Farm, Bonnybridge.

Unidentified maker.

Find location would suggest Scottish origins but …

The initials may stand for some sort of Railway system in South America or India as per this link to bricks manufactured in Scotland for South American Railways – click me or similarly for Indian Railways – click me.

To be specific CUR may well stand for the Central Uruguay Railway of Montevideo Ltd which was registered in London in 1876. It was the largest railway company in Uruguay. It operated from 1 January 1878 to January 31, 1949, when railroads were nationalized. It worked, leased and absorbed some smaller rail systems. By the end of the era of British railways in Uruguay, CUR had a network of 1,665 kilometres (1,035 mi) standard gauge, about half of the total within the country. It owned about 170 steam locomotives and several thousand cars. In 1891, CUR’s British and Uruguayan employees founded the Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club.

 

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