Statements, notes for evidence, correspondence relating to North British and Edinburgh and Glasgow (Bridge of Forth) Railway Bill.
- 1864-1865. (Creation)
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The North British Railway Company was incorporated in 1844, gaining authorisation to operate a line running from Berwick to Edinburgh with a four mile long branch line running to Haddington. The main line opened in 1846 with the branch line operating from 1856. The North British soon expanded its influence both by absorbing rival railway companies (for example the Edinburgh and Glasgow line was taken over in 1865), and by becoming involved in large building projects such as the building of the Tay rail bridge in 1878 and, in a joint venture with the Midland and the Great Northern and North Eastern companies, the building of the Forth rail bridge in 1881. The North British Railway Company was absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway Company in 1923.
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Statements, notes for evidence, correspondence relating to North British and Edinburgh and Glasgow (Bridge of Forth) Railway Bill. 1864-1865. Includes: Notes for examining Mr Bouch C.E. 1865. List of engineering witnesses. n.d. Journals of Bores on the Firth of Forth. 1864-1865. List of Shipping, Custom House Return, Grangemouth. 1864. Newspaper cutting relating to Forth Bridge. 1864. Bridge of Forth Railways, summary of cost [of land, works for several railways, at each end of the Forth Bridge]. 1865.
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