Sub-fonds MS 105/5 - Callander and Oban Railway Company

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MS 105/5


Callander and Oban Railway Company


  • 1865-1881 (Creation)

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0.35 linear metres.

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Biographical history

The Callander and Oban Railway Company was incorporated in July 1865 with the support of the Caledonian Railway, the result of many years of speculation about the opening up of the mineral resources of the Highlands. Construction work was slow, with funds running out completely for a time, but the line eventually opened in July 1880 and remained independent until it was absorbed by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. The line closed in March 1966.

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Scope and content

Letter books 1865-1881, account books 1865-1878.


Not expected

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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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Description identifier

MS 105/5

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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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