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Railway transport

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 225 Collections and/or Records:

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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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Local election campaign: visit to Derby, and BBC World Service "People and Politics" interview with NK, 1991-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/160
Scope and Contents Side 1: NK speaking on social policy and private and public sector social care provision (in which his voice is slightly muffled); press interviews from NK’s visit to Derby during the local election campaign, on BREL (British Rail Engineering Ltd, Derby), local taxation and the Council Tax.Side 2: Labour Party recording of an interview with NK for the BBC World Service (see KNNK 26/2/157 for the BBC version) on the latest Labour policy review document, "Opportunity Britain". ...
Dates: 1991-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Meeting with Jimmy Knapp, 1991-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 15/1/27
Scope and Contents Briefing for and notes of a meeting with Knapp [General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen, NUR] on possible disputes by staff of London Underground and British Rail. Also includes a note on Labour’s general relations with the unions.
Dates: 1991-08
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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Minutes of the Cambridge University Railway Club, 1933 - 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.IX.62-8, 70-2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Management Group: Records in this category - Minutes of University associations and clubs, occasionally with related records - cover staff social and trades union associations, University fund-raising bodies and research groups, and student clubs.
Dates: 1933 - 1991
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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Minutes of the Railway Club, Cambridge Branch, 1911 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.IX.88
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Management Group: Records in this category - Minutes of University associations and clubs, occasionally with related records - cover staff social and trades union associations, University fund-raising bodies and research groups, and student clubs.
Dates: 1911 - 1913
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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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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`Note ... on the Financial Prospects of Indian Railways', 1936-01-27

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PJGG 3/1/36
Scope and Contents Printed report by Sir [Thomas] Guthrie Russell [Chief Commissioner of Railways, Railway Board, India].
Dates: 1936-01-27
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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"Now's your chance": recording of a Brighton local radio phone-in programme with JA, 1976-07-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 11/15
Scope and Contents Subjects include: lack of confidence in the Government's economic policy; social security; the sale of council housing; charging foreign visitors for National Health Service treatment; Uganda and Soviet influence in Africa; defence, particularly relating to the Soviet Union, cuts to naval power and building up European defence; rail transport policy; immigration and race relations; unemployment.
Dates: 1976-07-30
Conditions Governing Access: Access copy available.
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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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Observations on the Gauge Commissioners' Report, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/318
Scope and Contents A booklet titled 'Observations on the Report of the Gauge Commissioners as presented to Parliament'.
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 Commissioners' Report, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/319
Scope and Contents An official paper presented to Parliament titled 'Observations on the Report of the Gauge Commissioners'.
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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Official: Board of Trade: Baghdad Railway, Mesopotamia and Persian Gulf: notes and printed papers., 06 Jun 1905 - 24 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/36
Scope and Contents Includes: a Board of Trade memorandum and an annotated Foreign Office memorandum by Ailwyn Parker on the Baghdad [Mesopotamia, later Iraq] Railway; the report of the Inter-Departmental Baghdad Railway Committee; the report of the Board of Trade Commercial Intelligence Committee on the conditions and prospects of British trade in Mesopotamia; the Board of Trade report on the proposed establishment of sample rooms in the Persian Gulf; a note by WSC on Sir William Willcock's proposals for the...
Dates: 06 Jun 1905 - 24 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 15 Jan 1908 - 30 Jul 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/2
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Tattersall, cotton trade expert and statistician, on the deadlock between employers and men over a strike in 2 Oldham [Lancashire] cotton mills; Sir William Collins [MP for St Pancras West, London]; Sir Charles King-Harman [High Commissioner of Cyprus]; Sir Sydney Parry, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Customs; 1st Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to Edward VII] passing on the King's approval at the end of a shipbuilding strike, and his hope for the establishment...
Dates: 15 Jan 1908 - 30 Jul 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 01 Nov 1908 - 01 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [? Ernest Steinkamp] Managing Editor of Curtis Brown international publishing bureau, on having an interview about the new Industrial Arbitration Court (4); Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] (4); George Cave, MP for Kingston [Surrey] on the Port of London Bill and its effect on Richmond [Surrey]; William Brace; Arthur Wilson Fox [Comptroller-General of the Commercial, Labour and Statistical Departments of the Board of Trade] on Board of Trade recruitment; 4th Lord...
Dates: 01 Nov 1908 - 01 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: George Marks [Liberal MP for Launceston, Cornwall] and Sir John Barker [Liberal MP for Penryn and Falmouth, Cornwall] on the appointment of a Conservative to the post of Official Receiver in Cornwall; Ailwyn Fellowes [Deputy Chairman, Great Eastern Railway, later 1st Lord Ailwyn]; William Ridgeway, President of the Royal Anthropological Institute, on the importance of colonial officials learning anthropology; Joseph Pease [Patronage Secretary to the Treasury, later 1st...
Dates: Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 04 Jan 1909 - 30 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/19
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sidney Webb [later 1st Lord Passfield] on Beatrice Webb [later Beatrice, Lady Passfield]'s Minority Report for the Poor Law Commission; Herbert Asquith [the Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the need to press on with the Board of Trade's unemployment proposals (2); Gilbert Upcott (Treasury) on trade cycles; Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade] on current Board of Trade proposals, internal promotion and press leaks...
Dates: 04 Jan 1909 - 30 Nov 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/37
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] on Labour Exchanges and the army; Thomas Pelham [Assistant Secretary, Harbour Department, Board of Trade] on the good relations between the staff and WSC; James Inglis, General Manager, Great Western Railway; Sir Charles Owens, General Manager, London and South Western Railway; Frank Ree, General Manager, London and North Western Railway; Oliver Bury, [General Manager, Great Northern Railway]; Sir Guy Granet, General Manager,...
Dates: 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Railway Nationalization: Board of Trade Conference: notes and prints., 26 May 1908 - 23 Mar 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/31A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: notes by WSC on the question of State Purchase; notes on the Financial Operation of State Purchase by Ernest Rowntree [Secretary to the Committee on Railway Agreements and Amalgamations]; annotated draft copies of WSC's memorandum on the Great Northern, Great Central and Great Eastern Railways Bill; draft copy of the Proof of Evidence (Railway Amalgamation and Agreements); Recommendations of the Joint Committee of 1872 on Railway Companies Amalgamation; a memorandum of clauses...
Dates: 26 May 1908 - 23 Mar 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Railway Nationalization: notes, papers and prints., Jun 1908 - 31 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/6
Scope and Contents Memoranda on the following subjects: a preliminary survey; finance of a state purchase; railway capital; state administration; finance; railway staff; postal service labour; anomalies in railway rates; national railway rates; railway agreements and amalgamations; competition and co-operation.
Dates: Jun 1908 - 31 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance: printed papers., 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/1A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: the report of the Departmental Committee on Vagrancy (Volume 1); preliminary notes on proposed Board of Trade legislation, including the Employers' Liability Insurance Companies Bill, the Companies Acts Amendment Bill, the Patent Law Consolidation Bill, the Light Railways Bill, the amendments to the Cheap Trains Act and Life Assurance Companies' Acts and Copyright legislation; memorandums for the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws, on subjects including unemployment statistics,...
Dates: 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 51 - 80., 18 Jun 1926 - 26 Oct 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/124
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the coal dispute, including: corrections to the draft Mining Industry Bill; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on municipal trading in coal; George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on the qualifications of mine managers, and the Fuel and Power Council; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on negotiations with Arthur Cook [Secretary, Miners' Federation] and the Federation; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir...
Dates: 18 Jun 1926 - 26 Oct 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 26 to 49., 02 Feb 1928 - 17 Feb 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/192
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: [1st] Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] Secretary of State for India, on the 'indianisation' of the Indian army and relations with Afghanistan; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on reaction to his taxation scheme, Irish loyalists and railways in Iraq; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on the local authority emergency provisions act; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on relations between France and the United...
Dates: 02 Feb 1928 - 17 Feb 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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