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Railway transport

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

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Acts of Parliament on railway development, 1833 - 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/308
Scope and Contents Acts of Parliament relating to the formation and expansion of the London and Birmingham Railway Company, the Midland Counties Railway Company, the Great Western Railway Company and the Bristol and Exeter Railway Company, with two Acts relating to the formation of railways in general.
Dates: 1833 - 1845
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Circular on changing gauge, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/305
Scope and Contents A circular sent by a shareholder to the other shareholders of the Great Western Railway on the need to change gauge while Government aid is available.
Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence of Railway Gauge Commission, 1845 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/284
Scope and Contents Correspondence between members of the Railway Gauge Commission and the general public concerning the commission. The papers include statistics of the railways, plans and measures of the engines, manuscript and printed recommendations of the Commission, and extracts from newspaper articles.
Dates: 1845 - 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence of Railway Gauge Commission, 1845 - 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/292
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Railway Gauge Commission and the railway companies, including manuscripts to supplement the interviews and miscellaneous papers on experiments between broad and narrow gauges and other subjects.
Dates: 1845 - 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Abinger Magnetic Observatory, 1893 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/46
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the need for the Abinger Magnetic Observatory and on the establishment of the observatory, including the following material:Correspondence with Admiralty departments and officials, 1923-1937, including the Scientific Research Department, the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, the Hydrographic Department, the Director of Electrical Engineering, Sir Vincent Baddeley, Col. R.G. Hayes, the Director of Naval Construction and the Secretary of the Admiralty concerning the move,...
Dates: 1893 - 1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on approaching railways, 1881 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/59
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the local committee for promoting railway communication between Greenwich and Woolwich concerning the possible interference of trains with the instruments of the Royal Observatory, 1887-1888.Correspondence concerning the proposed extension of the London Chatham and Dover Railway Co. Ltd, 1881-1888, including a printed copy of the Railway Extensions Act and notes by W. Ellis.Correspondence concerning the Bexley Heath Railway extension, 1883-1888, including: 1....
Dates: 1881 - 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Deal time ball, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/620
Scope and Contents Correspondence with J. Washington, J.C. Clark and C.V. Walker and others regarding the time ball at Deal. There is also a plan of the magnets of the Deal Time Ball and two maps of the South Eastern Railway and connecting railways in Europe.
Dates: 1855 - 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Dialogues of the Gauges, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/314
Scope and Contents A booklet titled 'Dialogues of the Gauges', containing four imaginary conversations between two railway tracks, one broad and one narrow. The author is unknown.
Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Double Gauge Railways, 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/312
Scope and Contents A book by R. Stephenson on 'Double Gauge Railways', with several diagrams.
Dates: 1847
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Experimental trip of New Locomotive Engine, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/296
Scope and Contents A promotional booklet for the Great Western Railway titled 'Experimental trip of the Great Western New Locomotive Passenger Engine, made on the 13th June 1846. Extracted from the 'Morning Herald' of June 15'.
Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Gauge Evidence, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/321
Scope and Contents A volume concerning the gauge question titled 'Gauge Evidence. The History and Prospects of the Railway System, illustrated by the evidence given before the Gauge Commission. By Samuel Sidney'.
Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Gauge map

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/300
Scope and Contents An undated map showing the effect of laying the narrow gauge in addition to the broad gauge between Oxford, Basingstoke and London.
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Great Western Railway Directors' Report, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/307
Scope and Contents 'Report of the Directors of the Great Western Railway Company to the Proprietors' - a report to shareholders stating the position of the Great Western Railway in comparison with rival railways.
Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Interview minutes of Railway Gauge Commission, 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/285
Scope and Contents Minutes of interviews held by the Railway Gauge Commission, 6 August - 4 September 1845. The interviewees are R. Stephenson, J. Locke, J.E. McConnell, Col. G. Landmann, H. Pringle, M. Bruyeres, A. Martin, W. Cubitt, Captain J. Milligan Laws, T.J. Buckton and J. Gray.
Dates: 1845
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Interview minutes of Railway Gauge Commission, 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/286
Scope and Contents Minutes of interviews held by the Railway Gauge Commission, 17-30 October 1845. The interviewees are D. Gooch, S. Clarke, C.A. Saunders, I.K. Brunel, W. Fernihough, W. Harding and B.W. Horne.
Dates: 1845
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Interview minutes of Railway Gauge Commission, 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/287
Scope and Contents Minutes of interviews held by the Railway Gauge Commission 1 November - 18 December 1845. The interviewees are T. Whitaker, J. Sanders, I.K. Brunel, W. Bass, E. Wood, N. Wood, R. Down, G. Hudson, T. Jackson and Major General C.W. Pasley.
Dates: 1845
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Interview minutes of Railway Gauge Commission, 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/288
Scope and Contents Printed minutes of the Railway Gauge Commission interviews corrected by the interviewees who appear in RGO 6/285-287. Other interviewees are C.B. Vignoles, J.U. Rastrick, E. Bury, J. Braithwaite, Captain W. O'Brien, T.C. Mills, G. Rodmer, Captain M. Huish, E. Jones, R. Creed, P. Clarke, J. Brown, R. Roberts, W.J. Chaplin, J. Hawkshaw, J. Ellis, J. Hayward, J.P. Budd, General Sir J.W. Gordon and Major Sir J.F. Burgoyne.
Dates: 1845
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Interview minutes of Railway Gauge Commission, 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/289
Scope and Contents Proof sheets of the minutes of interviews held by the Railway Gauge Commission, including some duplicates. The latter portion has been revised by Sir F. Smith and others appear to have been corrected by the interviewees.
Dates: 1845
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Interview minutes of Railway Gauge Commission, 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/290
Scope and Contents Printed minutes of interviews held by the Railway Gauge Commission, with an appendix.
Dates: 1845
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Junction of the Broad and Narrow Gauges, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/298
Scope and Contents A circular titled 'Junction of the Broad and Narrow Gauges', advertising a method of changing gauges without stoppage or inconvenience.
Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from Joseph Locke, 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/306
Scope and Contents A booklet containing a letter from Joseph Locke to the Right Hon. Lord John Russell, M.P., on the best way of avoiding the evils of mixed gauge railways and the break of gauge.
Dates: 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letters on Railway Gauge Commission, 1845 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/310
Scope and Contents Letters received by the Secretary of the Railway Gauge Commission relating to the formation of the Commission, the return of completed circulars, and the date and time of appointments for interviews. There are letters from G. Stephenson, J. Saunders, I.K. Brunel, J. Nasmyth, W. Cubitt, R. Stephenson and others. There is also an extract from Bradshaw's 'Railway Gazette' and other newspapers.
Dates: 1845 - 1847
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Minutes of the Railway Gauge Commission, 1845 - 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/309
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Railway Gauge Commission, 18 July - 2 December 1845. At the back of the volume are copies of letters sent out by the Commissioners for the collection of materials and interviewees for its report.
Dates: 1845 - 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Narrow Gauge speedier, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/313
Scope and Contents A booklet titled 'Narrow Gauge speedier than Broad Gauge Railways, as well as cheaper. By H S Melville', regarding the advantages of the narrow gauge.
Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Observations on the Gauge Commission evidence, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/320
Scope and Contents An official paper titled 'Supplemental Observations on the published evidence and appendix of the Gauge Commission'.
Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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