Board of Trade: Companies Registration Office: Railway Companies Securities Act, 1866: Returns

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Board of Trade: Companies Registration Office: Railway Companies Securities Act, 1866: Returns

This series contains copies of railway companies' loan capital half yearly accounts. These returns were deposited under the terms of the Railway Companies Securities Act 1866. As well as companies in England, they include companies in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Empire which had offices in England and so came within the terms of the Act. The records consist of files arranged numerically by company number.


Numerically by company number

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The National Archives, Kew
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Public Record
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881 volume(s)
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The Railway Companies Securities Act 1866 (29 & 30 Vict c 108) stipulated that every company register at the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies the name of their secretary, accountant, treasurer or chief cashier. Each company's loan capital accounts were to be made half yearly and these accounts were to be open to shareholders, stockholders etc.

Deposits ceased after the railways were nationalised and the act was repealed as spent and obsolete by the Transport Act 1962 (10 & 11 Eliz2 c 46)

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