Records of the Slamannan Railway, Falkirk, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Papers relating to the Bathgate branch 1837-1846
  • Papers relating to the Bo'ness and Jawcraig branch lines c1830s
  • Land agreement records 1945
  • Papers relating to extensions for the Slamannan and Bo'ness Railway 1846
  • Railway schedules 1845
  • Parliamentary sessions book 1845-1846

Administrative / Biographical History

The Slamannan Railway , Falkirk, Scotland, was created by the Slamannan Railway Act of 1835  and the line opened for business in 1835  . The line ran from Arbuckle, near Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, to Slamannan, Falkirk, in the Monklands district between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The line was extended to Causewayend, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, on the Union Canal. It was later extended to Bo'ness and Kinneil in the Falkirk district, and Bathgate, East Lothian, Scotland.

The line had a general working agreement with the Monkland & Kirkintilloch Railway, North Lanarkshire, and the Ballochney Railway Co , North Lanarkshire, where they each used the others rolling stock. The three companies amalgamated in August 1848  to form the Monklands Railway . This company was purchased in 1862  by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway Co which in turn was taken over by the North British Railway Co in 1865  .


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

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Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1631) and London (NRA21659)

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Mitchells, Johnston & Co , solicitors, Glasgow


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 008 The Scottish Railway Collection

GB 248 UGD 008/1 Records of the North British Railway Co

GB 248 UGD 008/2 Records of the Monkland & Kirkintilloch Railway

GB 248 UGD 008/3 Records of the Ballochney Railway

GB 234 BR/SRA Ledgers of the Slamannan Railway (National Archives of Scotland)

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J R Kellet,Railways and Victorian cities(London, 1979)

Additional Information

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