Catalogue description London and South Western Railway Company

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Reference: RAIL 411
Title: London and South Western Railway Company

This series contains minutes and reports of committees dealing with various matters such as engineering, estates, finance and accounts, docks and steampackets, hotels, traffic, locomotives and stock, and of the Court of Directors. Also in this series are deeds, agreements, contracts, specifications, estimates and plans, locomotive and rolling stock records, accountant records, staff records, marine records and publications such as guides and holiday and commercial literature.

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Date: 1838-1967

This series has been organised, in former reference order, from pieces 1-671 and in chronological order thereafter.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

British Transport Commission, 1947-1962

London and South Western Railway Company, 1839-1923

London and Southampton Railway Company, 1834-1839

Southern Railway Company, 1923-1947

Physical description: 1135 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

In 1972-2014 British Railways Board

Accruals: No further accruals expected.
Administrative / biographical background:

Incorporated under the title London and Southampton Railway Company under their Act of 25 July 1834, the company's name was changed after an Act of June 1839 to the London and South Western Railway Company. This latter Company was amalgamated into the Southern Railway Company under the Railways (Southern Group) Amalgamation Scheme in December 1922. The Southern Railway Company passed to the British Transport Commission under the Transport Act of 1947, incorporated under the title of London and Southampton Railway Company under their Act of 25 July 1834.

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