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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Transport


Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Dr Michael Andrews (1932-2010), Medical Officer for British Railways and railway historian: signalling records, junction box records, timetables, corresp and research material 19th-20th cent (BDMA)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Kennings Ltd, car dealers, Clay Cross: personnel files c1970-2015 (D4547)
  • John Barsham (c1773-1853): manuscript account of 'Trip to Buxton, Sep 1851' incl details of coaches taken and their fares c1851 (D4580)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • LNER York Employees Amateur Swimming Club: handwritten minutes 1920-1946 (LNE/1)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Aerial photographs rel to the construction of the A470 c1970-1979 (D1694)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club: records of Stroud Midland Railway Station known as Cheapside Station, Stroud incl waybill receipt books, ticket books, guards train time books 1886-1952 (D14985)
  • Three Centuries of Transport website, specifically Aviation Heritage: The Aviation Archive Project: incl files: the contract for the project, Consortium Agreement, project preservation strategy, copyright information and scans of most of the pages on the web site; website statistics, 2008-2019 2001-2019 (SGC/4/5/1)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Rochdale Canal Company: corresp, registers and drawings c1790-1929 (GB124.B2/addnl/7-36)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Whorlton highway surveyors: highways account book 1853-1868 (Z.1639/1)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Telegraph Department, Sheffield Victoria Station, London and North Eastern Railway: letter book 1938-1950 (X880)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Plan of Freshford railway stations c1930 (A/EQP)

Walsall Archives

  • Walsall Aerodrome: records used for the book Walsall Aviation by JWT Jeffries 20th cent (1654)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • South West Lancashire Tramways: maps of the Tramways, roads and railways, produced by R Platt, Wigan 1904 (Acc. 2019/63)


Search Engine (National Railway Museum)

  • Kathleen Bushnell (1920-2005), booking office clerk, Southern Railway at Coulsdon North: handwritten notebook, kept during the Second World War, and used when undergoing training at East Croydon, incl written instructions for carrying out all the duties involved in being a booking clerk 1940-1943 (2019-338)
  • Jeremiah Head (1835-1899), employee at Robert Stephenson and Co., locomotive manufacturing company, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: diary, detailing a variety of projects for the company, incl locomotive projects, the design and build of two compound mill engines for Henry Pease & Co and Annandale and Sons; work to reconstruct Rowland Burden's cast iron bridge over the River Wear; and design of a steam plough based on an idea conceived by John Fowler, mentioned numerous times in the diary; also documents meetings and social events with prominent railway individuals 1857-1858 (2019-101 / HEAD)
  • Leonard Raisbeck (c1773-1845), railway promoter, lawyer and landowner: archive of correspondence, manuscript and printed material rel to the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1773-1845 (2019-394)


The Waterways Archive

  • T.W. Osbourne, (fl. 1946-1958), canal lighterman: work diaries of work on Grand Union Canal 1946-1958 (OSBOURNE)
  • John F. Perryman: collection of maps, plans and drawings rel to structures and craft of various waterways 19th-20th cent (BMT/130)
  • British Waterways: photographs (contact prints) of vessels and scenes on the Grand Union Canal around Brentford & Southall c1960-1969 (BW167/28/15)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • Transport & General Workers Union, Grampian Transport/First Aberdeen branch: records 1930s-2000s (912)