Thomas Hurry Riches Collection

Scope and Content

Drawings and photographs of railway rolling stock in Great Britain and Ireland, arranged by railway company. Images are attached to their descriptions on the catalogue (see link below).

Collected by Tom Hurry Riches, apparently in support of his Presidential Address at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1907.

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Administrative / Biographical History

Riches was a locomotive engineer who became the Locomotive Superintendent of the Taff Vale Railway in October 1873, and held the post until his death. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest locomotive superintendent in Britain. Riches was elected as a Whitworth Exhibitioner in 1868


Arranged by railway company:

  • Taff Vale Railway Company
  • Cambrian Railway Company
  • Great Central Railway Company
  • Caledonian Railway Company
  • Glasgow and South Western Railway Company
  • South Eastern and Chatham Railway Company
  • Furness Railway Company
  • Great Northern Railway Company of Ireland
  • Great Southern and Western Railway Company of Ireland
  • Great Western Railway Company
  • London and South Western Railway Company
  • Great Eastern Railway Company
  • London and North Western Railway Company
  • London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company: rolling stock drawings and photographs
  • Midland Railway Company
  • North Eastern Railway Company
  • Great Northern Railway Company
  • North British Railway Company
  • Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Karyn French, Archivist, Mar 2018.