Catalogue description British Railways Board: Bedford to St Pancras and Moorgate Electrification: Files

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Details of AN 194
Reference: AN 194
Title: British Railways Board: Bedford to St Pancras and Moorgate Electrification: Files
Description:

Three British Railways Board files of reports and minutes of meetings about the proposals and progress on route improvement, electrification and resignalling of the"BedPan" route. One file also includes memoranda on the King's Cross to Sandy route simplification and speed improvements, and the Great Northern suburban lines electrification.

Date: 1973-1977
Arrangement:

Chronological

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

British Railways Board, 1963-2001

Physical description: 3 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

British Railways Board , in 2001

Accumulation dates: Series ran 1973-1977
Selection and destruction information: Only three files have been selected. They include minutes of meetings and reports on the proposals for, and progress of, the electrification, resignalling, and rationalisation of the route. Reference is also made to the the Great Northern lines suburban electrification and the King's Cross to Sandy route simplification and speed improvements. These files have national significance in that the "BedPan" electrification involved the first (abortive)proposal to use driver only trains. They have been selected as supporting the appraisal criterion on the economic, social and demographic condition of the UK.
Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

Provenance of these files is uncertain. Their file references are not in the usual board's format. They are, however, at a strategic level and include memoranda to the chief executive.

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