Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway; Kirkcaldy District Railways: miscellaneous papers

Scope and Content

The Dundee and Arbroath Railway (Dundee Station) Act 1851, despatch book 1891-1893 and Inventory of 1903; draft precognitions and other legal papers relating to the Kirkcaldy and District Railways Bill 1891.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Dundee and Arbroath Railway Company was incorporated in May 1836, the line opening in October 1838 from a temporary station at Craigie, Dundee, and becoming fully operational by April 1840. In August 1848 the line was leased to the Dundee and Perth Railway Company, and in 1862 this company was absorbed by the Scottish North Eastern Railway Company. Control then passed to the Caledonian Railway Company, who latterly leased it to the Aberdeen Railway Company. In 1880 it was passed to the Caledonian Railway/North British Railway Company, and finally in 1923 to the London & North Eastern Railway/London, Midland & Scottish Railway Company.

The Kirkcaldy District Railways ran between Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy. It was used for freight only and was built to relieve the neighbouring mainlines of some traffic.


Records are arranged chronologically.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Details of the original accession are unknown. Further records were deposited by Mrs Thornton in 1990 (AccM/268).

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Related Material

MS 105/VII Shiell and Small Collection: Dundee and Arbroath Railway Company

MS 17P/39 Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway: plan of St. Vigeans Junction, Arbroath, 1892

MS 17P/86 Broughty Ferry Castle Green Arbitration Feuing plans, 1900

MS 17P/90 Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway: plans and sections of junction at Arbroath and branch line at Broughty Ferry, 1845

MS 17P/94 Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway: plan of line from Dundee to Arbroath

MS 17P/115 Plan of Taymouth Works and grounds near Carnoustie (Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway noted)

MS 17P/148-149 Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway: plan showing appropriation of ground at west level crossing, Camperdown Dock, Dundee, and plan of ground at Dundee Station near Peep O' Day Lane, 1878

MS 17P/120 Plan of the harbour of Dundee showing the portion of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway belonging to the harbour trustees, 1884

MS 17P/226 Dundee and Arbroath Railway: Barry Lands, 1886

MS 17P/213 Dundee and Arbroath Railway: plan and section of the proposed railway, 1835