Our archive and library collections
Our archives hold the 'raw materials' of railway history: letters, technical reports, engineering drawings and much more.
Working drawings for steam locos, carriages and wagons.
Access our information sheets for our Locomotives and Rolling Stock collection.
With around 25 thousand books, we are one of the largest transport libraries in the country and one of the most comprehensive.
We have a collection of around 800 journals (or 'serials') – and we're still collecting 300 of them today.
Everything from railway tickets to fabrics used to furnish carriages.