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British Railways Board (Residuary) Ltd

This page summarises records created by this Business

The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection.

Alternative name(s):
  • British Transport Commission (Formerly known as)
  • British Rail (Also known as)
  • British Rail: British Railways Board (Formerly known as)
Date: 1800-2000
Places:
  • Wales
  • Crewe, Cheshire
  • London
Functions, occupations and activities: Transport and communications > Railways
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C102383 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B28558 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
19th-20th cent: maps, plans and photographs rel to Mansfield, Nottingham, Arnold and Burton Joyce
Nottinghamshire Archives
2
1835-1902: technical drawings of English station buildings
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Transferred from Science Museum 2005
3
1846-1984: railway and dock company records, incl share registers and legal papers of railway companies subsumed into the Great Western Railway, records rel to disposal of surplus railway land in West Glamorgan, legal agreements rel to siding provision, engineering drawings of services and machinery in Briton Ferry, Port Talbot and Swansea docks, records rel to British Rail property
West Glamorgan Archive Service
4
1852-1911: papers rel to the Aylesbury-Buckingham railway and the Wycombe Extension railway
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
See Annual return 2000
5
1862-1870: Herts plans and agreements
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2002
6
1864-1949: railway plans
Southwark Local History Library and Archive
See Annual Return 2011
7
1881-1921: records
Powys County Archives Office
See Annual Return 2002
8
1883-1987: files rel to Dorset railways and stations
Dorset History Centre
See Annual Return 2002, 2005
9
1888-1935: records rel to Great Northern Railway, records rel to London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale
10
1890s-1980s: personnel records cards
Doncaster Archives
See Annual Return 2011
11
1900s-1950s: register of staff at Barnsley Station
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
12
1900-1999: plans for Charing Cross line
Lambeth Archives
13
20th cent: deeds and papers rel to Beds properties
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6970 Bedfordshire misc
14
1902-1987: King's Cross engineers' department corresp files
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2002
15
1908-1941: Cardiff, Barry and Penarth Docks plans
Glamorgan Archives
16
1911-61: files rel to property in Rutland
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
See Annual return 2000
17
1924-1930: record of firing turns at Llandudno Junction railway station
Conwy Archive Service
See Annual Return 2002
18
1924-73: files of corresp and plans
Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow
See Annual Return 2002
19
1926-1991: station working books, track plans for Carlisle Area, file re closures of Sellafield, Moor Row, Corkickle stations, and other records
Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven
See Annual Return 2010
20
1943-1951: St Albans station plans
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2003
21
1948-78: section plans of proposed work on track, bridges etc in Kent
Kent History and Library Centre
See Annual Return 2006
22
1949-1989: plans relating principally to Victoria Station and Grosvenor and Charing Cross Hotels, London
City of Westminster Archives Centre
23
c1950-70: Crewe Works staff registers
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2010
24
1952-1981: staff suggestion scheme registers and volumes from North Eastern, London Midland and Western Regions, minutes from staff suggestion committees
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Annual Return 2005
25
c 1955: plans of the Border Counties branch line stations
Northumberland Archives
See Annual Return 2011
26
1959-1965: Ash Pit Books for Llandudno Junction, Bangor and Holyhead Stations
Conwy Archive Service
27
1961-1962: Staff Investigation Committee ("Razor Gang"): reports on station facilities and operations
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Annual Return 2011
28
1961-1992: Shropshire signal box train registers
Shropshire Archives
See Annual Return 2006
29
1962-81: property records
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London
See Annual return 1999
30
1965-78: Buckinghamshire property files
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
See Annual return 1999
31
files relating to Bangor and Port Dinorwic
Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office
See Annual return 1999
32
1967-80: corresp rel to sale of properties in Surrey
Surrey History Centre
NRA 3518 Surrey RO misc
33
1967-1986: papers
Museum of Science and Industry
34
1968-76: Estate managers' office and British Rail Property Board Headquarter files
Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department
35
1969-78: papers relating to station grounds and property, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Hamworthy, Moreton, Swanage, Wareham and Weymouth
Dorset History Centre
36
1970-1977: corresp and papers rel to rent charge redemption on the Mold & Denbigh line
Flintshire Record Office
See Annual return 1999
37
1970-1980: records
Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre
38
1970-93: Kent property files (15)
Kent History and Library Centre
See Annual return 1999
39
1973 -1979: Total Operations Processing System (TOPS): files, reports, handbooks, manuals, forms and cards
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Annual Return 2006
40
1976-1983: papers
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Annual Return 1996
41
1976-1977: Architects Department and Chief Civil Engineer: Blackfriars Station and Blackfriars Bridge 410a reconstruction plans
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London
42
1979-85: files rel to redevelopment of Marylebone station and Victoria-Gatwick airport rail link
City of Westminster Archives Centre
See Annual return 2001
43
c1980: Leyland Experimental Vehicle (LEV): minutes, calculations and diagrams rel development, compiled by Trevor Griffin, rail engineer
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Annual Return 2006
44
1986-1987: Margam Sorting Sidings signal box train register
West Glamorgan Archive Service
See Annual Return 2013
45
1986-1991: Liverpool Street Station redevelopment: progress photographs
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London
See Annual Return 2010
46
agreements rel to construction and management of sidings in Cheshire
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual return 1999
47
maps and plans rel to Conwy
Conwy Archive Service
48
employee record cards of Darlington and Shildon railway works
Durham County Record Office
See Annual Return 2012

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