North British Railway, Dundee and Arbroath Joint Line Act, 1879

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copy of North British Railway, Dundee and Arbroath Joint Line Act, 1879, which gives the North British Railway Co. a joint interest with the Caledonian Railway Co., in the Dundee & Arbroath Railway, and part of the Arbroath & Forfar Railway.

Administrative / Biographical History

The North British Railway Co. was formed in 1844 and was the name chosen by the promoters of a proposed line from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Berwick-on-Tweed, England. The line opened in 1846 and provided a service between Berwick and Edinburgh with a branch between Longniddry and Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. Later expansions and acquisitions provided lines to Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, Hamilton, Peebles, Galashiels, Aberdeen, St Andrews in Scotland, and Carlisle, England. The company purchased the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway Co in 1865, and in 1923 the company was absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Dundee University Archives. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Mareike Platt, August 2006