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.
Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway; Kirkcaldy District Railways: miscellaneous papers
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- ReferenceGB 254 MS 17/3
- Dates of Creation1851-1903
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- Physical Description0.25 box (0.03 linear metres) The records are on paper.
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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.
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Details of the original accession are unknown. Further records were deposited by Mrs Thornton in 1990 (AccM/268).
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