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Thomson T-Line Caravans

Manufacturer

  • Thomsons, Falkirk (Carron) Ltd, Falkirk, Scotland
  • Thomson T-Line Caravans, Falkirk (Carron) Ltd, Falkirk, Scotland

Years Built

1908 - 1982

Models

  • 1908 - Daniel Thomson, joiner and Cartwright, repairs and occasionally builds caravans for showmen.
  • 1919-20s Thomson built bodies on model T Fords for local businesses and then designed and built its first motorhome, they dropped the idea as the vehicles proved to be slow and cumbersome so he decided to concentrate on trailer caravans instead. The early Thomson had a lantern roof. 1922 Thomson
  • 1929/30 The Thomson 'Egg & I' prototype was built, often described as an early teardrop type of caravan this was an early attempt at streamlining the Thomson trailer caravans.

David thomson, Daniel's son, took models of the caravans to the Royal Technical College , Glasgow to test the designs in a wind tunnel, the first Caravan designer to do so.

  • 1936 Almond
  • 1939-45 Production of caravans ceased during WWII. Thomsons turned to constructing Ambulances, trailers and thousands upon thousands of Ammunition boxes.
  • 1946-47 17'6“ Kelvin, 14'6” Endrick.
  • 1948-49 17'6“ Kelvin Star, 13' Avon , 8'6” Swift.
  • 1950 18' Deveron, 13'6“ Almond, 8'6”Dart.
  • 1951-52 22' Braemar, 17'6“ Clyde , 14' Almond, 10'6” Carron
  • 1953 22' Solway, 17'6“ Annan, 14' Almond, 10'6” Carron
  • 1954-55 22' Solway, 14' Almond.
  • 1956 22' Solway, 16' Forth , 14'6“ Almond V and VII, 11'6” Leven
  • 1957-58 22' Solway, 22' Glendevon, 16'Gleneagle, 14'6“ Glenalmond, 11'6” Glendale
  • 1959 18'6“ Glenrosa, 16'6” Gleneagle, Glenalmond III and IV, Glendale , Glen 10'
  • 1960 30' Great Glen, Glenrosa, Gleneagle, Glenalmond III and IV, Glendale , Glen.
  • 1961 30' Great Glen, Glenrosa, Gleneagle, Glenalmond, Glendale , Glen
  • 1962 Glenrosa, Gleneagle, Glenalmond V and VII, Glendale 2 berth and 4 berth, Glen.
  • 1963 Glenrosa, Gleneagle, Glenalmond VIII, Glendale 2 berth and 4 berth, Glen.
  • 1964 Gleneagle, Glenalmond, Glenelg, Glendale 2 berth and 4 berth, Glen.
  • 1965 Gleneagle, Glenalmond, Glenelg, Glendale 2 berth and 4 berth, Glen.
  • 1966 Gleneagle, Glenmore, Glenalmond, Glenelg, Glennevis, Glendale 2 berth, Glen.
  • 1967 Gleneagle, Glenmore, Glenalmond, Glenelg, Glennevis, Glendale 2 berth, Mini-Glen.
  • 1968 Gleneagle, Glenmore, Glenalmond, Glenelg, Glennevis, Glendale 2 berth, Glen, Glengarry and Mini Glen 2 berth and 4 berth.
  • 1969 Mini Glen, Glen, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, (replacing Glengarry) Glenmore, Gleneagle
  • 1970 Mini Glen, Glen 2, Glen 4, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, Glenmore, Gleneagle.
  • 1971 Mini Glen, Glen, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, Glenmore, Gleneagle, Glen2.
  • 1972 Mini Glen, Glen, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, Glenmore, Gleneagle, Glen2.
  • 1973 Mini Glen, Glen, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, Glenmore, Gleneagle, Glen2, Clansman.
  • 1974 Mini Glen, Glen, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, Glenmore, Gleneagle, Glen2 , Clansman.
  • 1975 Mini Glen, Glen, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, Glenmore, Gleneagle, Glen 2 berth plus Glennevis and Glenelg 'J' types and Glenbervie.
  • 1976 Clan range - Clan 1000, Clan 1200, and Clan 1500, Glen range - Mini Glen, Glen 4, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, Glenmore, Gleneagle, Glennevis, and Glenelg 'J' types and Glenbervie. River range - Tay, Avon, Forth, and Kelvin
  • 1977 Clan range - Clan 1000, Clan 1200, Clan 1400, and Clan 1600, Glen range - Mini Glen, Glen 4, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, Glenmore, Gleneagle, Glennevis, and Glenelg 'J' types and Glenbervie.
  • 1978 Clan range - Clan 1000, Clan 1200, Clan 1400, and Clan 1600, Glen range - Mini Glen, Glen 4, Glendale , Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond, Glenmore, Gleneagle, Glennevis, and Glenelg 'J' types and Glenbervie. with addition of GL specification.
  • 1979 Mini Glen, Glen2, Glendale, Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond and Gleneagle in GL and S Specification.
  • 1980 Thomson T-Line Holiday Homes range
  • 1980 Mini Glen, Glen2, Glendale, Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond and Gleneagle.
  • 1981 Mini Glen, Glen2, Glendale, Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond and Gleneagle.
  • 1982 Mini Glen, Glen2, Glendale, Glennevis, Glenelg, Glenalmond and Gleneagle.

Due to the recession in the early 80's Thomson like so many other manufacturers were finally forced to close. A sad loss to staff, caravanners and subsidiary companies alike.

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thomson_t-line_caravans.txt · Last modified: 2013/06/29 20:23 (external edit)