Collection of canal and railway engineering plans, early 20th century, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • 18 plans of the proposed Forth and Clyde Ship Canal, prepared by Sir W G Armstrong & Co Ltd, early 20th century;
  • plan of railway lines at Yoker mains, early 20th century;
  • 3 plans of 10ft field gate, Dubbs Road passing places, early 20th century;
  • Clydebank Dock Railway connections, early 20th century;
  • plan of engine pit, near Water Tank for Burgh of Port Glasgow, early 20th century;
  • plan of cast iron columns for Aberdeen Joint Passenger Station Reconstruction, early 20th century;
  • estimate of cost for engine shed and equipment, Dubbs Road, Burgh of Port Glasgow, early 20th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

In preparation.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Gift : Gordon Urquhart on behalf of Jim Porteous : ACCN 1755: 1997.

Other Finding Aids

Boxlist available in searchroom. Full catalogue is in preparation and will be catalogued as GB 0248 UGC 174.

Alternative Form Available

no known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

none which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures.

Custodial History

These drawings were retrieved from a skip.


None expected

Related Material

GB 0248 DC006; GB 0248 UGC 131

Location of Originals

The material is original


BBC Scotland intend to use this material for a programme to be broadcast in early 2013