Title deeds, legal papers and correspondence mainly re. acquisition of land and property in Dundee and Perth 1846-1902; Tay Bridge Enquiry and Bill 1869-1888; the Springfield Accident 1885; legal actions 1888-1895; Amalgamation Bill 1890; the acceleration of mails between Dundee and England 1890-1892; the Dundee Extension and Improvement Act 1892.
North British Railway Company: Miscellaneous papers
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- ReferenceGB 254 MS 17/2
- Dates of Creation1846-1902
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description0.15 linear metres The records are on paper.
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Administrative / Biographical History
The North British Railway Company was incorporated in 1844, gaining authorisation to operate a line running from Berwick to Edinburgh with a four mile long branch line running to Haddington. The main line opened in 1846 with the branch line operating from 1856.
The North British soon expanded its influence both by absorbing rival railway companies (for example the Edinburgh and Glasgow line was taken over in 1865), and by becoming involved in large building projects such as the building of the Tay rail bridge in 1878 and, in a joint venture with the Midland and the Great Northern and North Eastern companies, the building of the Forth rail bridge in 1881. The North British Railway Company was absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway Company in 1923.
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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