Records of the Edinburgh, Perth & Dundee Railway, and Dundee & Arbroath Railway, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum of agreement between the Edinburgh, Perth & Dundee Railway, and Dundee & Arbroath Railway over a joint station at Dundee 1854
  • Agreement between the two companies concerning charges for good and cattle traffic 1854
  • Agreements concerning movement of goods traffic 1859

Administrative / Biographical History

The Edinburgh, Perth & Dundee Railway , Scotland, was formed in 1847  by the Edinburgh & Northern Railway when it purchased and amalgamated the Edinburgh, Leith & Granton Railway and the Granton-Burntisland ferries. The Dundee & Arbroath Railway , Scotland, was opened in stages between 1848  and 1857  from Arbroath, Angus, through to Dundee. In 1854  it was agreed that the two companies would occupy a joint station at Dundee.

Source: 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 : Thomson, Dickson & Shaw: Edinburgh : 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 Thomson, Dickson & Shaw, solicitors, Edinburgh


None expected

Related Material

GB 542 Glynn-Gladstone MSS Correspondence and papers of the Edinburgh, Perth & Dundee Railway (St Deniol's Library, Hawarden)

GB 234 BR/EDP Records of the Edinburgh, Perth & Dundee Railway (National Archives of Scotland)

GB 234 BR/DAR Minutes of the Dundee & Arbroath Railway (National Archives of Scotland)

GB 618 MS 718 Records of the Dundee & Arbroath Railway (Angus Archives)

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