Archive centreBarrow
ReferenceBTBR
TitleBritish Rail
DescriptionThe collection consists of Engineering plans deposited by the British Rail Engineer's Department at Preston in instalments over a period of years. Plans encompass railway and dock installations, mainly in the Barrow district. Collection consists of three Series: BTBR Furness Railway and British Rail / London Midland Region plans BTBR Bundle British Rail / London Midland Region plans BTBR Box Furness Railway plans; smaller plans; files; agreements.
Furness Railway: station plans or track layouts from Askam, Barrow, Broughton, Cark-in-Cartmel, Coniston, Dalton, Foxfield, Grange-over-Sands, Greenodd, Haverthwaite, Kirkby-in-Furness, Lindal, Millom, Stainton (line), Torver, Ulverston, circa 1850s - 1920s
Barrow and Lakeside branch, circa 1935-circa 1966
Miscellaneous agreements made with landowners throughout Cumbria by Furness Railway, LMS Railway and British Rail, 1865-1966
Timetables 1932-1951
Staff records
Date1847 - 1993
ExtentSeveral hundred plans and files
ContextWhen Nationalisation of most of the private railway companies took effect in january 1948, the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company formed the basis of British Railways / London Midland Region. British Railways' name was later shortened to British Rail.
Catalogue levelFonds

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