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Great Western Railway Co

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Date: 1800-2000
Places:
  • London
Functions, occupations and activities: Transport and communications > Railways
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C123098 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B11353 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1833-1968: ship plans and specifications, signal and telegraph records
The National Archives
2
joint committee minutes with Bristol & Exeter Railways, Great Central Railway, London & South Western, Southern, Bristol, Exeter & South Devon, Shrewsbury & Chester, Shrewsbury & Birmingham and West Midland & South Wales
The National Archives
3
19th cent-20th cent: historical collections, incl papers of Sir Daniel Gooch, chairman, and various records rel to proposed and actual companies, stations etc
The National Archives
4
1837-58: agenda book, corresp, sketchbooks
Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections
NRA 28085 Brunel
5
1911-1926: papers rel to strikes incl General Strike
The National Archives
6
1893-1948: locomotive detail drawings (c5000) from the GWR locomotive Drawing Office, Swindon
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
NRA 12598
7
1868-1986: records incl Swindon Works staff registers
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 44142
8
1833-61: letter books, solicitors' report books, plans
Bristol Archives
NRA 7563 Bristol RO misc
9
1928-1946: weighing book for Avon Street Station
Bristol Archives
NRA 7563 Bristol RO misc
10
administrative and misc papers
Swindon Central Library
See Foster & Sheppard, British Archives (1982)
11
1879-84: minutes and papers of Locomotive Superintendents rel to hours and wages of enginemen and firemen
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
NRA 32928 National Railway
12
1873-1920: Northern division register of railwaymen, wages and punishment book
Shropshire Archives
NRA 19299
13
1927-32: layers rel to Royal Albert Railway Bridge and corresp and photographs
Cornwall Record Office
NRA 5235 Cornwall RO misc
14
1836-89: drawings, plans, other papers
Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections
NRA 28085 Brunel
15
1865-80: Berwyn station accounts and stationmaster's corresp
Denbighshire Archives
See Annual report 1985
16
1901-04: papers rel operation of railcar services
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 3514 Glos RO misc
17
1896-1902: minute book of the Redruth committee for the extension of the railway from Newquay westward
Cornwall Record Office
18
1925-57: records of stations in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 3514 Glos RO misc
19
1934-62: Milford Haven station fish account book, Templeton station out-wards parcels counter book
Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 25695 Dyfed Archives
20
1835-1893: papers
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies
21
c1861-1948: records rel to north west area
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 33489 British Rail
22
c1888 - 1970: records incl Cardiff dry dock stemming diary
Glamorgan Archives
23
1837-87: ground plans of stations and engineering drawings of bridges, buildings and equipment (incl Paddington)
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Science Museum Annual return 1992, Transferred from Science Museum 2005
24
1927-1956: Tiverton Gang 83A works record
Tiverton Museum
NRA 38636 Tiverton
25
1866-73: papers rel to Coalport Station
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Library and Archives
NRA 40420 Ironbridge
26
c1860-1935: Llangollen railway plans, accounts, train registers
Denbighshire Archives
See Annual Return 1997
27
1898: plans, sections and book of reference rel to widening of the bridge over the River Towy
Carmarthenshire Archive Service
NRA 33713 Carmarthen
28
1899-1935: plans of Burry Port docks, section drawing of jetty
Carmarthenshire Archive Service
See Annual return 2001
29
records rel to water supply at Glogue
Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2002
30
c1858-1908: clerks staff register
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2003
31
1908-1913: Launceston branch plans
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 4613 Devon RO
32
1857: Bristol and Exeter Railway from Exeter to Beam Bridge Surveyor's Maps
Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections
See Annual Return 2006
33
1878: Barnstaple, Victoria Road Station, goods ledger
North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)
See Annual Return 2006
34
1904: booking clerk ledger
Shropshire Archives
See Annual Return 2006
35
1836-1846: drawings (110) rel to Swindon Works and Railway village
Steam: Museum of the Great Western Railway
36
1879-1882: proof book for Ferryside Station
Carmarthenshire Archive Service
See Annual Return 2007
37
1931-1950: Bontnewydd station accounts ledger
Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office
See Annual Return 2007
38
1895-1956: records
Glamorgan Archives
39
1873-1916: log books for sailings from Porthcawl Harbour
Glamorgan Archives
40
1858-1923: railway share registers of the predecessor companies to the Great Western Railway before the grouping under the Railways Act, 1921.
Glamorgan Archives
See Annual Return 2010
41
1800-1899: papers
Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre
See Annual Return 2012
42
19th cent - 20th cent: drainage agreements, plans of lines and machinery
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
43
1844-1915: agreements, petitions and receipts (Newton Abbot Library: railway studies collection)
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
44
20th cent: Dingestow Railway Station: records
Gwent Archives
See Annual Return 2012
45
c1930-1939: Deep Navigation Colliery: coal and coke rate book
Glamorgan Archives
46
corresp
The Waterways Archive
47
1920 - 1939: excursion tickets for 'A Day Out in Shakespeare's Company'; includes admission to Shakespeare associated properties
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
48
1850-1927: survey of Swindon works as built, misc plans incl from Paddington drawing office
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
See Annual Return 2013
49
1916-1954: records rel to Swansea Docks
West Glamorgan Archive Service
50
1927-1964: agreements rel to land in Cornwall
Cornwall Record Office
See Annual Return 2014
51
1873-1953: deeds and papers
West Glamorgan Archive Service
See Records transferred to West Glamorgan Archives from The Royal Institution of South Wales in 2004
52
1928-1962: equipment agreements
Bristol Archives
See Annual Return 2015

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