Sub-fonds MS 105/4 - Caledonian Railway Company

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MS 105/4


Caledonian Railway Company


  • 1865-1935 (Creation)

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3.50 linear metres.

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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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Scope and content

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


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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are on paper. May require conservation

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MS 105/4

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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