Records of the Airdrie, Coatbridge & Wishaw Junction Railway, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Statements and minutes from the promoters of the railway 1866-1867
  • Documents relating to the Woodhall Estate including valuations and traffic statistics 1866-1867
  • Estimate of expenses 1866-1867
  • Papers relating to the bill of incorporation 1866-1867
  • Statements of coal production 1866-1867
  • Printed circulars 1866
  • Documents relating to the formation of the company 1866-1867
  • Contract establishing the Airdrie, Coatbridge & Wishaw Junction Railway 1867
  • Books of reference 1866

Administrative / Biographical History

The Airdrie, Coatbridge & Wishaw Junction Railway was proposed in 1866  . A Parliamentary Bill was drawn up in order to gain an Act of Parliament in 1866 that would have allowed for the building of the Railway. It is unclear as to whether the Act was passed.

John Kellet,Railways and Victorian Cities(London, 1979)

David Thomas,A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland(Newton Abbot, 1971)


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)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

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 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

Revised by Lesley Richmond, Director of Archive Services, 26 April 2002