Signalling Record Society: The Society has had archive material in its custody for a number of years.

Most of the archive is in paper form but with increasing use of computers for record keeping, some of the archive material is now being made available in digital form.

Other material consists of photographic collections. Transport for London Group Archives and Records Management: Ground Floor, Wing-over-Station, 55 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BD (020 7918 4142).

Discovery: Descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 archives across the country, with a Find an archive search (formerly Archon) Historic England Archive online (formerly English Heritage archive) For details of how to get to the physical archive in Swindon click here Glasgow University Archives: 13 Thurso Street, Glasgow G11 6PE (01). Dunbar collection (railway trade unions), Caledonian Railway Association archives, Jackson collection (overseas railway photographs), Adam Smith railway plans, John Hume collection, transport ephemera and runs of key periodicals.

A repository for the business records of Scottish companies, including portions of the North British Locomotive Co., Andrew Barclay (locomotive builders), R. Pickering (rolling stock builders), William Beardmore (engineers encompassing most forms of transport), motor companies, shipping and shipbuilding. Great Eastern Railway Society: Contains information on history of the Great Eastern Railway, its predecessors and successors, and on the activities of the Society.

For more details of the collections, choose ‘The Collections’ from the NAS home page, then select Transport Records. The NAS also holds records of the Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges and for the Caledonian and Crinan Canals; and contains the National Register of Archives for Scotland.

The Scottish Railway Archive contains official records of Scottish railway companies and their canal and shipping constituents, including minutes and reports, letter books, deeds and agreements, circulars, locomotive, rolling stock and civil engineers records, station traffic books, accident reports, and staff records. Plan originals are viewable only by appointment (on Wednesdays) at a site in the suburbs, but some digitised versions are viewable at General Register House.

The PRO Library (open access) includes Acts of Parliament, a strong collection of books and periodicals on local history, and some railway periodicals.

The National Archives also maintains the National Register of Archives (listing documents in other collections) which can be searched online.

Noted in particular for its staff history resources. The Historical Model Railway Society and Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust are also located on this site. National Archives: Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU (020 8876 3444).

Midland Railway Study Centre: Silk Mill, Full Street, Derby. This repository, formerly known as the Public Record Office, contains the principal records of the railway, canal and associated companies which came to be nationalised in 1948 (class RAIL) and of the British Transport Commission, Railway Executive and British Railways Board (class AN).

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