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British Rail: Western Region

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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.

Date: 1836-2012
Places:
  • Cheshire
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • London
  • Wiltshire
  • Worcestershire
Functions, occupations and activities: Transport and communications > Railways
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C116638 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B18103 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1836-1990: plans and drawings (18,000) rel to Swindon Works and infrastructure of GWR and successor bodies
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
See Annual Return 2005
2
1840-1980: deeds, agreements, corresp and staff records
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
See Annual Return 2002
3
1920-1986: letter books, ticket issue and stock books, accounts, log books, train registers, plans and staff records for Devon and Cornwall railways
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
See Annual Return 1995
4
1925-1969: agreements with corresp and plans rel to the erection of aerial on British Rail property and installing relay cables
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
5
1938-1939: accident register
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
See Annual Return 2014
6
1947-64: records
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 33489 British Rail
7
1948: catalogue of concrete articles manufactured at Taunton Depot containing outline drawings and details of concrete items incl coal bins and fireplaces
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Annual Return 2008
8
c1958-60: Margam Marshalling Yard signalling drawings and papers
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Brief Summary of Archive Collections in the National Railway Museum (1996)
9
c1960-1979: Train Planning Office: documents and files rel to high speed running, named trains and closed branch lines
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
10
1960-1980: Swindon Works; staff record cards B, L-W
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
See Annual Return 2011
11
1963: Pirton Sidings train register
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
See Annual Return 2007
12
1969-1974: Talywain signal box registers
Gwent Archives
NRA 14003 Gwent RO misc
13
1877-2012: chain surveys, permanent way journals
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
See Annual Return 2015

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