Catalogue description London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company: Records

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Details of RAIL 414
Reference: RAIL 414
Title: London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company: Records

This series contains minutes and reports of meetings, including board and various committee meetings, deeds, agreements, contracts, specifications, estimates and plans, accountant's records, ledgers, stock and share registers, locomotive and rolling stock records, instructions to staff, staff records and memorials, and material relating to the company's marine operations.

Electronic images of selected pieces of these records can be searched online through our partner website. (Please Note: Pieces 569, 572-573, 600-611, 625-628, 752, 756-757, 759-791 only have been digitised).

Date: 1822-1945
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: LBS
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company, 1846-1923

Physical description: 1105 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 1980-2003 British Railways Board

Accruals: Series is not accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

Under the Act 9 & 10 Vic, cap.283, of 27 July 1846, the London & Brighton and the London & Croydon railway companies were consolidated and united to form the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Company.

Under the Railways (Southern Group) Amalgamation Scheme 1922 dated 22 December 1922, the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Company was amalgamated into the Southern Railway Company.

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