Caledonian Railway Company

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Chartularies 1865-1876; letter books 1865-1935 [from 1923 London, Midland & Scottish Railway]; daybooks 1869-1878; ledgers 1865-1880; account book 1865-1869.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Caledonian Railway was incorporated in 1845 and construction quickly began on a network to link Carlisle, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. This extensive line was opened in sections during the years 1847-1850 and it was the first to provide a service from London to Scotland without the need to change trains, reducing the journey time to 12 and a half hours. Its operations were also linked with the North British Railway north of the Tay with a line through Fife and a rail ferry running from Tayport to Dundee.

After acquiring the Dundee and Newtyle Railway in 1865, the Scottish Central Railway in 1865, and the Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen Railway Junction Company in 1881, the company itself joined the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923.


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MS 105/P Maps and plans

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