Collection of photographs of the Lanarkshire & Dunbartonshire Railway, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Photographs of the construction of the Lanarkshire & Dunbartonshire Railway 1893-1898

Administrative / Biographical History

The  Lanarkshire & Dunbartonshire Railway , Scotland, received its Act of Parliament in  1891  . The line provided a link between Glasgow, Scotland, and Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The line was funded by the  Caledonian Railway who wanted a stake on the north bank of the river Clyde that was dominated by the North British Railway Co. The line was opened from Glasgow to Clydebank in  1896  and to Dumbarton where it joined the Helensburgh line, in 1896. The line followed the banks of the Clyde on which was a close-packed mass of engineering works, factories and shipyards, and it is no coincidence that directors from many of these businesses were on the board of the Railway. The line developed into a busy freight line with heavy, all-year-round commuter traffic. The Railway was vested in the Caledonian Railway in  1909  .


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

Digital file level list available in searchroom

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

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Held by  Mitchells, Johnston & Co , solicitors, Glasgow


None expected

Related Material

GB 234 BR/GGC Records of the Glasgow, Garnkirk & Coatbridge Railway (National Archives of Scotland)

GB 248 UGD 008 The Scottish Railway Collection

GB 248 UGD 008/7 Records of the Caledonian Railway Co

GB 248 UGD 008/11 Records of the Glasgow, Dumbarton & Helensburgh Railway

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

Additional Information

This material is original

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