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British Railways Board

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Date: 1963-2001
History: Came into being in 1963 under the terms of the Transport Act 1962; set up to operate rail services throughout the UK in succession to the British Transport Commission. Until 1997, it was responsible for most railway services in Great Britain when these were privatised. After 1997 the Board continued in existence to discharge residual non-operational functions. Under the Transport Act 2000, the British Railways Board was abolished and its functions transferred to the Strategic Rail Authority and its subsidiary BRB (Residuary) Ltd.
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central)
References: Whitakers; organisation's website; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C279585
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1874-2000: Records created and inherited by British Railways Board and British Railways
2
1914-1988: Records created and inherited by British Rail Engineering Ltd (BREL)
3
1948-1978: Ministry of Transport: Nationalised Transport (NTA Series) Files
The National Archives, Kew
4
1997-1999: British Rail Electronically Archived Documents: 2000 snapshot
The National Archives, Kew
5
1997-2001: British Rail Electronically Archived Documents: 2003 snapshot
The National Archives, Kew
6
1997-2001: British Rail Electronically Archived Documents: Dataset Documentation
The National Archives, Kew
7
1802-2019: Records created or inherited by the British Transport Commission, the British Railways Board, and related bodies
The National Archives, Kew
8
1858-1870: Charing Cross Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
9
1835-1846: Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
10
1846-1867: Chester Joint Station Committee
The National Archives, Kew
11
1861-1890: East Gloucestershire Railway Company
The National Archives, Kew
12
1863-1883: Evesham and Redditch Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
13
1826-1859: Forest of Dean Railway Company
The National Archives, Kew
14
1844-1966: Great Northern Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
15
1834-1981: Great Western Railway Company: Deeds, Agreements, Contracts, Specifications, Estimates and Plans
The National Archives, Kew
16
1835-1949: Great Western Railway Company: Correspondence and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
17
1835-1963: Great Western Railway Company: Secretarial Papers
The National Archives, Kew
18
1845-1947: Great Western Railway Company: Special Reports
The National Archives, Kew
19
1833-1952: Great Western Railway Company: Accountants' Records
The National Archives, Kew
20
1836-1859: Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
21
1835-1940: Llanelly Railway and Dock Company
The National Archives, Kew
22
1921-1964: London and North Eastern Railway Company: Minutes and Reports
The National Archives, Kew
23
1894-1947: London and North Eastern Railway Company: Miscellaneous Records
The National Archives, Kew
24
1923-1939: London and North Eastern Railway Company: Correspondence and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
25
1803-1953: London and North Western Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
26
1838-1967: London and South Western Railway Company
The National Archives, Kew
27
1822-1945: London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
28
1923-1948: London, Midland and Scottish and Great Western Railway's Joint Committee
The National Archives, Kew
29
1896-1971: London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company: Deeds, Agreements, Contracts, Specifications, Estimates, Plans
The National Archives, Kew
30
1881-1951: London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company: Miscellaneous Books and Records
The National Archives, Kew
31
1844-1846: London, Worcester and South Staffordshire Railway Company
The National Archives, Kew
32
1774-1981: North Eastern Railway Company
The National Archives, Kew
33
1860-1922: Ross and Monmouth Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
34
1852-1873: Severn Valley Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
35
1844-1854: Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
36
1845-1867: South Staffordshire Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
37
1913-1961: Southern Railway Company: Minutes and Reports
The National Archives, Kew
38
1908-1960: Southern Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
39
1929-1971: Southern Railway Company and British Railways (Southern Region): Associated Motor Omnibus companies' Records
The National Archives, Kew
40
1847-1853: Swansea Valley Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
41
1893-1907: Waterloo and City Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
42
1859-1947: West London Extension Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
43
1846-1863: West Midland Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
44
1852-1867: Wimbledon and Croydon Railway Company
The National Archives, Kew
45
1869-1930: Old and New Channel Tunnel Companies: Records
The National Archives, Kew
46
1925-1947: Great Western Railway Company: Management Board and Committees: Plans
The National Archives, Kew
47
1931-1951: London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company and British Railways: Research Department: Engineering Reports
The National Archives, Kew
48
1886-1947: North Eastern Railway Company, and London and North Eastern Railway Company, North Eastern Area: Copy Conveyances, Leases and Agreements
The National Archives, Kew
49
1912-1988: British Transport Commission and predecessors: Railways Labour and Staff Matters: Records
The National Archives, Kew
50
1841-1963: Railway Clearing House: Minutes and Reports
The National Archives, Kew
51
1858-1982: Railway Benevolent Institution: Records
The National Archives, Kew
52
1861-1894: Lostwithiel and Fowey Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
53
1852-1853: Proposed Cheltenham and Oxford Union Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
54
1844-1849: Proposed London, Newbury and Bath Direct Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
55
1923-1972: Southern Railway Company: General Manager's Office: Files
56
1871-1924: Great Northern Railway Company: Surveyor and Estate Agent: Correspondence Files
The National Archives, Kew
57
1824-1993: British Transport Historical Records Office library: Locomotives, Steam Engines and Rolling Stock
The National Archives, Kew
58
1950-1964: British Transport Historical Records: British Transport Review : Periodicals
The National Archives, Kew
59
1957-1965: British Transport Historical Records: Transport Age : Periodicals
The National Archives, Kew
60
1949-2004: Central Transport Consultative Committee: Registered Files
The National Archives, Kew
61
1939-1979: British Transport Commission and British Railways Board: Divisional Manager, Leeds, North Eastern Region and successors: Line Closure Files
The National Archives, Kew
62
1914-1964: Great Western Railway Company and British Railways, Western Region: Contract Documents
63
1883-1924: Brighton and Dyke Railway
The National Archives, Kew
64
1874-1879: Lymington Railway Company
The National Archives, Kew
65
1948-2003: British Railways Board: Board and Committee Minutes and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
66
1936-1986: British Rail Property Board and predecessor: Headquarters Files
The National Archives, Kew
67
1847-1891: Great Western Railway Company: Birkenhead Line: Dispute with London and North Western Railway
The National Archives, Kew
68
1861-1887: Merionethshire Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
69
1959-1997: British Railways Board: Policy Unit and predecessor: Files
The National Archives, Kew
70
1853-1854: Great Western Railway (Stratford Line, etc) Bill, 1854: Papers
The National Archives, Kew
71
1853: Proposed Leamington, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon Railway Company
The National Archives, Kew
72
1861: Great Western Railway Company: Opposition to London and North Western Railway Parliamentary Bills
The National Archives, Kew
73
1858-1859: Great Western Railway Company: Litigation against West Bromwich Improvement Commissioners
The National Archives, Kew
74
1865: Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway Company: Records
75
1867-1870: West Bromwich and Walsall Railway Company: Records
The National Archives, Kew
76
1864: Great Western and London and North Western Railway companies: Opposition to Wallasey Embankment Bill
The National Archives, Kew
77
1929-1967: British Transport Commission and British Railways Board: London Midland Region: General Managers Files
The National Archives, Kew
78
1960-1988: British Railways Board: Chief Passenger Marketing Manager and Director of Passenger Marketing Services: Survey Reports
The National Archives, Kew
79
1989-1991: British Railways Board: Privatisation Studies Group: Records
The National Archives, Kew
80
1963-1995: British Railways Board: Passenger Marketing Manager and Provincial Services Sector: Records
The National Archives, Kew
81
1922 - 1984: British Transport Commission and British Railways Board: Southern Region: Line and Station Closure Records
The National Archives, Kew
82
1958-1982: British Transport Staff College, Woking: Records
The National Archives, Kew
83
1963-1991: British Railways Board: British Rail Hovercraft Limited: Records
The National Archives, Kew
84
1864-1864: Bodmin Railway Company: Records
85
1948-1997: British Railways Board: Director, Group Finance: Group Chief Accountant's Records
The National Archives, Kew
86
1948-1994: British Transport Commission and British Railways Board: Operations and Director of Operations Departments: Records
The National Archives, Kew
87
1951-1987: British Railways Board: Passenger Marketing Services: Records
The National Archives, Kew
88
c 1997 - 2001: British Railways Board: Privatisation Transitional Team: Privatisation Archive: datasets
The National Archives, Kew
89
1967-1994: British Railways Board: British Rail International: Records
The National Archives, Kew
90
1973-1977: British Railways Board: Bedford to St Pancras and Moorgate Electrification: Files
The National Archives, Kew
91
1989-1996: British Railways Board: Quality Through People Office: Records
The National Archives, Kew
92
1985-1987: British Railways Board:British Transport Advertising Ltd: records
The National Archives, Kew
93
1962-1966: British Railways Board: Central Planning Unit: Records
The National Archives, Kew
94
1980-1997: British Railways Board: London Rail Development Projects: Records
95
1975-1997: British Railways Board: London Rail Development Projects: Correspondence and papers
The National Archives, Kew
96
1996: British Railways Board: Secretary's Department: Files: Digital Records formerly in AN 192
The National Archives, Kew
97
1913-1924: Railway Executive Committee (1914-1918)
The National Archives, Kew
98
1946-1966: British Transport Commission: Chief Secretary's Office: Correspondence and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
99
1955-1995: British Railways Board: Occasional Reports
The National Archives, Kew
100
1961-2000: British Railways Board: Members' Papers
The National Archives, Kew
101
1947-1984: British Transport Commission and Successor Boards: Press Notices
The National Archives, Kew
102
1942-1973: British Railways: Traffic Censuses and Surveys
The National Archives, Kew
103
1947-1975: British Transport Commission and Successor Boards: Miscellanea
The National Archives, Kew
104
1949-1975: British Railways: London Midland Region: Reports
The National Archives, Kew
105
1947-1991: British Transport Commission: Committees
The National Archives, Kew
106
1948-1962: British Transport Commission: Railways Staff Conference
The National Archives, Kew
107
1948-1985: British Railways: Southern Area Board and Southern Region Committees: Minutes and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
108
1914-1984: British Rail Engineering Ltd: Correspondence and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
109
1961-1988: Freightliners Ltd: Records
The National Archives, Kew
110
1955-1991: British Railways: London Midland Area Board: Minutes and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
111
1949-1992: British Railways: Western Area Board: Minutes and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
112
1945-1987: British Railways: Numbered Booklets, Proformas and Manuals of Instruction and Guidance for Staff
The National Archives, Kew
113
1966-1975: British Railway Board: Review of Railway Field Organisation: Papers
The National Archives, Kew
114
1980-1986: British Railways Board: Great Western Railway: 150th Anniversary Celebrations: Correspondence and Records
The National Archives, Kew
115
1971-1985: British Railways Board: European Rail Traffic and International Marketing Manager: Correspondence and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
116
1918-1987: British Railways: Shipping and International Services Division (Sealink): Records
The National Archives, Kew
117
1913-1978: British Transport Commission and British Railways Board: Southern Region: Records
The National Archives, Kew
118
1986-1994: British Railways Board: Retail Circulars
The National Archives, Kew
119
1964-1989: British Railways: Chief Executive (Railways): Registered Files
The National Archives, Kew
120
1969-1987: British Railways Board: Financial Planning Department and successors: National Route Code Catalogue
The National Archives, Kew
121
1955-1988: British Transport Commission and British Railways Board: Design Panel: Registered Files
The National Archives, Kew

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