Collection of railway plans from various British railway companies, 1826-1900

Scope and Content

Plans 1826-1900 including :  

  • Bolton, Wigan and Liverpool Railway ;
  • Wishaw and Coltness Railway ;
  • Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway;
  • Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway ;
  • Slamannan Railway ;
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway;
  • Caledonian Railway ;
  • Eastern and Western Railway ;
  • The collection also includes commercially printed railway maps of Great Britain and of England and Wales.

Administrative / Biographical History

From early in the nineteenth century, many railway companies, small and large, were set up to serve Scottish iIndustry as well as the needs of passengers. Plans relating to a number of these companies have been brought together in this collection by Dr J R Kellet, Reader in the Department of Economic History at the University of Glasgow. The collection was presumably used during the academic research and for his The Impact of Railways on Victorian Cities.


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : J R Kellet :pre 1970


Fonds level compiled by Jenny Cooknell, Assistant Archivist, 3 November 1999. Updated by Lesley Richmond, Acting Director, 3 March 2000. Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 28 March 2002.

Other Finding Aids

database available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

The material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.

Custodial History

The collection was compiled by Dr J R Kellet, Reader in Economic History Department, University of Glasgow and deposited pre 1970. It was retained in the Adam Smith Building Library, University of Glasgow before being transferred to the University Archives.


None expected

Related Material

  • GB 0248 UGC 041 Papers of J R Kellet ;
  • GB 0248 UGD 047 A G Dunbar Collection of Scottish Railway half-year reports and trade union records ;
  • GB 0248 UGD 008 Scottish Railway Collection

Location of Originals

This material is original


J R Kellet, The Impact of Railways on Victorian Cities , 1969