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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Transport


Bury Museum and Archives

  • East Lancashire Railway Co: papers 2015 (RER/1/5)

Coventry Archives & Research Centre

  • Rootes Motors Ltd, automobile manufacturers, Coventry: sales materials c1970-1979 (PA3105)
  • Standard Triumph Motor Co, Coventry: speeches and photographs of Alick Dick, as Managing Director 19th-20th cent (PA3130)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Barrow-in-Furness Corporation and Furness Railway Company: records 1906-1908 (Z/3665)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Highways Agency railway plans and sections rel to Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen Railway and the Prestatyn and Cwm Railway 19th-20th cent (DD/DM/1906)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Cromford Canal Co: navigation permit books 19th cent (D501)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Henry Grote Lewin (b 1874), railway historian: diaries 1903-1937 (12673)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Edinburgh Flying Club: records incl minutes 1934-2016 (Acc 1025)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • Railway Users Consultative Committee: photographs taken by the Committee c1950-1979

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Brian R Robinson (fl 1950), aviation enthusiast: papers rel to aviation 1783-2000 (GB124.P.ROB)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Isle of Man Railway Co: records 1870-1978 (A54)
  • Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure, Public Transport Division: records 2010-2016 (A54)
  • Isle of Man Passenger Transport Board: records 1982-1986 (A54)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Robert Blackwell & Co, architects, Kensington: drawings (17) rel to proposed funicular railway at Ventnor c1920-1929 (AC2016/010)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Amalgamated Engineering Union, London branch: corresp and notes rel to a conference on dismissal at Chiswick Works, London General Omnibus Co 1925-1962 (B16/003)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Mann, Egerton & Co Ltd, car dealers, aircraft manufacturing, automotive coachbuilding and electrical services, Norwich: minutes, ledgers, licence registration books, photographs, magazines, advertising copy and catalogues c1899-1991 (ACC 2016/61)

Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • George Bennie Airspeed Railway Ltd: papers incl ephemera rel to the mile-long test run in Milngavie 1926-1951 (1,001,057)

Surrey History Centre

  • Alan Lassiere (d 2016), engineer: drawings and DVDs rel to project design, development and testing of manpowered aircraft 1962-2016 (9632)
  • Sir Barnes Neville Wallis (1887-1979), aeronautical designer and engineer: family papers incl property records, photographs and records of the Stopes-Roe family c1800-2012 (9587)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Donald Healey Motor Co, Warwick: business records incl accounts, project files, plans, photographs and promotional material c1940-1999 (CR 4804)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • Tom Hughes (fl 1890), cyclist and cycle store owner of Wigan and Ince: photographic archive rel to cycling 1890-1970 (Acc 2016/45)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Great Western Railway Medical Fund: papers of George William Brunger, secretary, incl papers rel to winding up of the society 1878-1946 (4337)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Kurt Tank (1898-1983), photographer and aircraft designer for Focke Wulf Co, Germany: film negatives and photographic contact prints 1931-1945 (2016-09-01)

Science Museum Library and Archives

  • Michael Pearson (1929-2014), mathematician: papers rel to his work on the Omnitrac airborne computer 1959-1977 (OMN)

Search Engine (National Railway Museum)

  • John Lyon Alexander (1821-1884), architect and railway surveyor: diary of a journey from London to Algeria to level and survey a line of railway from Philipville to Constantine, written for his wife, Jane 1856 (2016-7123)
  • John Dodd (1852-1899), station master: manuscript describing a trip to Paris by rail and a visit to the 1889 Exposition Universelle 1890 (2016-7096)
  • North Eastern Railway Co: Great Heck accident books of condolence and sympathy letters and cards 2001 (2016-7038)


Institution of Mechanical Engineers Archive

  • Stanley Frederick Burnett (fl 1931-1974), design engineer: papers rel to his work for Self-Changing Gear Co. and British Leyland Group 1931-1974 (BUS/24)
  • Dennis Rock Carling (1906-1992), railway engineer: papers rel to his work as a locomotive engineer, his work for the Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee during the Second World War, and incl personal railway research and other personal items 1930-1987 (CAR)
  • Vincent Litchfield Raven (1859-1934), chief mechanical engineer of the North Eastern Railway: sets of locomotive details with diagrams and photographs 1919 (PER/70)
  • Robert Hudson Ltd, railway locomotive and wagon builders: records rel to management activities and projects, incl reports, photographs, drawings, manuals, advertising materials, memorandums, accounts, corresp, catalogues and data sheets 1940-1983 (HUD)

The Waterways Archive

  • Harry Bishop (fl 1950-2000), canal enthusiast: photographs and research notes relating to the waterways, specifically the Birmingham Canal Navigations, the Tame Valley Canal and the Thames and Severn Canal 20th cent (2016/13)
  • Elinor Longfield (fl 1970), motorcyclist and canal enthusiast: personal papers c1970-1979 (R2016/24)
  • Shropshire Union Railway & Canal Co: staff recruitment lists 1914-1918 (BW152/22/2)
  • Trent & Mersey Canal Co: presentation book 1908 (P2016/25)
  • Ellesmere Port Boat Museum: footage 20th cent (2016/14)
  • Unidentified ledger containing records rel to Birmingham Canal Navigation and corresp rel to Netherton tunnel c1920-1939 (R2016/22)
  • Canal tunnel traffic log 20th cent (CRT/BLI)
  • Notice of intent rel to Lancaster canal 1796 (CRT/BTC/738/1)

Working Class Movement Library

  • National Union of Railwaymen: pay rate books, ledgers and badges (ACC248)
  • Transport and General Workers Union: minutes, journals and papers 1941-1989 (ACC254)


Brunel University Library

  • Charles Loch Mowat (1911-1970), professor, railway photographer: photographs of railways 1924-1969