Catalogue description North Staffordshire Railway Company

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Reference: RAIL 532
Title: North Staffordshire Railway Company
Description:

This series documents the establishment and administration of the North Staffordshire Railway Company.

The documents include committee minutes, staff records, agreements and contracts, plans and photographs.

Date: 1845-1957
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: Formerly NS Series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

North Staffordshire Railway Company, 1846-1923

Physical description: 199 rolls and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Accruals: No further accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

Three Acts were passed in 1846

1. North Staffordshire Railway (Potteries' Line) Act 26th June 1846 under which certain people were incorporated as North Staffordshire Railway Company.

2. North Staffordshire Railway (Churnet Valley Line) Act 26th June 1846 also incorporating certain people as North Staffordshire Railway Company.

3. North Staffordshire Railway (Harecastle and Sandbach Line) Act 26th June 1846 also incorporating certain people as North Staffordshire Railway Company.

Under North Staffordshire Railway Act of 2nd July 1847 these Acts were repealed except in certain particulars, amongst which was establishment and incorporation of North Staffordshire Railway Company.

Under North Western, Midland and West Scottish Group Amalgamation Scheme 1923, dated 29th June 1923, North Staffordshire Railway Company was vested in London Midland and Scottish Railway Company as from 1st July 1923, though for certain purposes specified in Clause 4, date of vesting was deemed to be 1st January 1923.

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