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Railway transport

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 225 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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Blacksod Bay: altered route scheme, 1909-03 - 1914-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/30
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Sir Thomas Troubridge and others on a proposed link between a ferry and Irish railways at Blacksod Bay [County Mayo, Ireland] for the fishing trade, with plan of the bay showing the proposed new rail route.

Dates: 1909-03 - 1914-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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British Railways Board report on The Reshaping of British Railways, 1963-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/102
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-class:

Mainly subject files, consisting of papers and correspondence received by JEP, but also including some Conservative policy and Shadow Cabinet papers.

Dates: 1963-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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British Transport Commission report on the Modernisation and Re-Equipment of British Railways, 1954-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/101
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-class:

Mainly subject files, consisting of papers and correspondence received by JEP, but also including some Conservative policy and Shadow Cabinet papers.

Dates: 1954-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Cambridge University Railway Club attendance registers, 1971 - 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.VIII
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.

Dates: 1971 - 2010
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (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).
 Sub-Series

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:...
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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Correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1988-12 - 1989-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 1/1/8
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the Clapham Junction rail accident [London]; food safety, relating to salmonella in eggs; campaigns against the Poll Tax; the alleged involvement of British soldiers in training the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Dates: 1988-12 - 1989-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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County Council Elections, 1991: visit to Nottingham and Derby, 1991-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 3/3/50
Scope and Contents

Briefing notes, programme and press-cuttings for NK’s visit to BREL (British Rail Engineering Ltd, Derby) and Nottingham before the local elections.

Dates: 1991-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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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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