Records of the Glasgow & Coatbridge Railway Co, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Claims against the railway 1868
  • Company accounts 1868
  • Correspondence regarding land in Glenduffhill 1868
  • Plans of company property [c1868]
  • General specification of work to be executed in the formation of the railway [c1868]

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow & Coatbridge Railway Co between Glasgow, Scotland, and Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, was proposed sometime around 1868. Mitchells, Johnston & Co of Glasgow acted as solicitors for the railway. The railway appears to have been surveyed and valuations and estimates of the work to be under taken and land to be purchased made. However, the railway never received an Act of Parliament and by 1867 the idea had been abandoned.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Loan : Mitchells, Johnston & Co : Glasgow : prior to 1966

Other Finding Aids

The archive forms part of the Scottish Railways Collection held by Glasgow University Archive Services, finding aid reference GB 248 UGD 008

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1631) and London (NRA21659)

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Conditions Governing Use

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Mitchells, Johnston & Co , solicitors, Glasgow


None expected

Related Material

GB 243 T-MJ Chartulery relating to the Glasgow & Coatbridge Railway Co (Glasgow City Archives)

GB 248 UGD 008 The Scottish Railway Collection

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J R Kellet,Railways and Victorian Cities(London, 1979)

Additional Information

This material is original

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