Hurll NWR

Found Gartliston Works, Glenboig.

Note the thumb print to top right.

Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire

Alternative brickworks include:

  • Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.

Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.

(Note – SBH – Hurll appear to have manufactured bricks for the Indian Railways and it is possible that NWR stood for North Western Railway (NWR). This was a railway company in India during British rule. It was established in January 1886 under the name of “North Western State Railway” by merging the Scinde Railway, Punjab Railway, Delhi Railway, Punjab Northern State Railway, Indus Flotilla Company, Indus Valley State Railway, the eastern section of Sind-Sagar Railway, the southern section of Sind-Pishin Railway, and Kandhar State Railway. It was later renamed as “North Western Railway (NWR)”.

In 1947, at the time of partition, a major portion of North Western Railways 8,122 route kilometres (5,048 mi) was transferred to Pakistan. It was renamed “Pakistan Western Railway” in February 1961 and “Pakistan Railways” in May 1974. The remaining 3,133 route kilometres (1,947 mi) were transferred to Indian control. Source – Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 

Indian Railway Systems

However, 2 bricks stamped ‘Hurll NWR’ have been found in Canada, so does  NWR represents a Canadian Railway Company? – There is a Canadian Railway called Lacombe & North Western Railway (L & NWR).




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