Catalogue description Board of Trade Railway Department: Drawings and Plans

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Reference: MT 91
Title: Board of Trade Railway Department: Drawings and Plans
Description:

This series consists of a register of drawings of the railways department of the Board of Trade, together with a small number of plans, including some relating to a proposed Channel Tunnel, 1866 to 1870, and some accompanying a report by Robert Stephenson, 1846 to 1847, arising from I K Brunel's proposals, on behalf of the Great Western Railway Company, for mixed gauge railways.

The drawings and plans which form this series are the bulk of surviving plans of the Board of Trade Railway Department.

Date: 1840 - c1886
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Board of Railway Commissioners, 1846-1851

Board of Trade, Railway Department, 1840-1846

Board of Trade, Railway Department, 1851-1919

Physical description: 10 flat sheets and volumes
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Transport , from 1980 to 1986

Administrative / biographical background:

The Board of Trade Railway Department came into existence in 1840. In 1844 it was reorganised as a Railway Board; in 1846 this board was dissolved and the Board of Trade's railway functions were passed to an independent Board of Railway Commissioners. In 1851 this was in turn dissolved and the regulation of railways reverted to a reconstituted Railway Department.

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