Collection of A G Dunbar of Scottish Railway half-year reports and trade union records

Scope and Content

Administrative / Biographical History

From early in the nineteenth century, many railway companies, small and large, were set up to serve Scottish industry as well as the needs of passengers. Half yearly reports relating to some of these early railway companies have been brought together in this collection, along with material relating to the railway industry's trades unions and staff. The collection was brought together by Allan Dunbar (d.c1990), a retired railway foreman and member of the  Stephenson Locomotive Society .


This material has been arranged into six series as described in the scope and content note.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

A G Dunbar : Glasgow : 1968

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2790) and London (NRA370330)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal 0248 procedures

Custodial History



None expected

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No known publications using this material

Additional Information

This material is original

Updated by Jack Watt , Archives Assistant, 12 November 1999

Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 28 March 2002