Railton Cars
Invicta cars ceased production around 1935 and Noel Macklin started up Railton from the Chobham works, named Reid Anthony Railton designer of a World Speed Record car. The first product was the 'Railton-Terraplane' using a Hudson Terraplane chassis with its 4,010cc Hudson Straight-8 engine, and production started in 1933 just as Invicta was winding down and had already moved from Chobham. In 1935, after the Hudson Terraplane had ceased production, Railtons used the Hudson Eight chassis with its 4,168cc engine. Macklin thought he had found a formula to produce the quiet powerful car that he had set out to make as the Invicta, but now he could do so at an affordable price. In 1937 Railton included a car based on a Hudson 2,723cc 6-cylinder engine. Hudson bought Railton off Macklin in 1939 when he decided to go into powerboats, but the operation did not survive the war years. George Brough took a similar recipe to produce the Brough Superior car from 1935-39 also based on Hudson components.
Railton 1934 Ranalagh Sports Saloon
Railton 1934 Ranalagh Sports Saloon - badge on grille
Railton Cobham Saloon 1938
Railton Cobham Saloon 1938 - ornament on grille
Railton Claremont 1934 Cabriolet
Railton Claremont 1934 Cabriolet - grille
Railton Sports 1935 Carlton Cabriolet
Railton Sports 1935 Carlton Cabriolet - grille. Behind the grille a Hudson straight-eight 4,170cc engine
Railton 1934 Ranalah Sports Saloon
Railton 1934 Ranalah Sports Saloon
Railton Berkeley Saloon 1935
Railton Berkeley Saloon 1935. This saloon was build on a Hudson chassis and has coachwork by Berkeley Coachworks.
Railton Sandown 1938
Railton Sandown 1938. Built on a Hudson Eight chassis with a Hudson 4018cc Straight Eight engine.
Railton 1934 Ranalah Sports Saloon
Railton 1934 Ranalah Sports Saloon
Railton Berkeley Saloon 1935
Railton Berkeley Saloon 1935. This saloon was build on a Hudson chassis and powered by a Hudson 4,168cc straight eight engine.
Railton Berkeley Saloon 1935
Railton Berkeley Saloon 1935. This saloon was build on a Hudson chassis and has coachwork by Berkeley Coachworks.
Railton Claremont 1934 Cabriolet
Railton Claremont 1934 Cabriolet. With drophead coupe coachwork by Carbodies
Railton Cobham Saloon 1938
Railton Cobham Saloon 1938 with 4,168cc straight eight Hudson engine.
Railton Eight 1935 Carbodies Saloon
Railton Eight 1935 Carbodies Saloon. Built on a Hudson Challenger Eight chassis from 1934, this 1935 model has a 4,168cc straight eight 113bhp Hudson engine. Coachwork on this model is by Carbodies of Coventry.
Railton Fairmile 1 1935 DHC
Railton Fairmile 1 1935 DHC, with drophead coachwork by Coachcraft Ltd.
Railton Fairmile II 1936 Coachcraft
Railton Fairmile II 1936. Railton cars were a newly created brand founded by Noel Macklin at his Fairmile Engineering Company in Cobham, Surrey, which was already making Invicta cars. Coachwork by Coachcraft Ltd
Railton Fairmile II 1936 Coachcraft
Railton Fairmile II 1936. Railton cars were a newly created brand founded by Noel Macklin at his Fairmile Engineering Company in Cobham, Surrey, which was already making Invicta cars. Coachwork by Coachcraft Ltd.
Railton Light Sports Tourer 1935
Railton Light Sports Tourer 1935. Just two Light tourers were built on shortened chassis with improved shock absorbers and a lightweight body that was built by EJ Newns of Thames Ditton
Railton Sandown 1938
Railton Sandown 1938. Built on a Hudson Eight chassis with a Hudson 4018cc Straight Eight engine. This car is fiited with a Sandown body by Carbodies.
Railton Sandown 1938
Railton Sandown 1938. This car is fiited with a Sandown body by Carbodies. The 'Sandown' is lower priced than other bodies.
Railton Sargent Special 1934
Railton Sargent Special. Early Railtons were built on a Hudson Terraplane chassis with a straight-eight Hudson 4168cc engine, both modified for British use.
Railton Sports 1935 Carlton Cabriolet
Railton Sports 1935 Cabriolet, coachwork by the Carlton Carriage Company.
Railton 1934 Ranalah Sports Saloon
Railton 1934 Ranalah Sports Saloon, with coachwork by Ranalah of Merton
Railton Cobham Saloon 1938
Railton Cobham Saloon 1938 with body by Coachcraft Ltd of West London.
Railton Sandown 1938
Railton Sandown 1938. Built on a Hudson Eight chassis with a Hudson 4018cc Straight Eight engine. This car is fiited with a Sandown body
Railton Cobham Saloon 1938
Railton Cobham Saloon 1938 - wheel
Carlton Carriage Company
Carlton Carriage Company
Coachcraft Ltd
Coachcraft Ltd