Drawings and papers from manufacturers, businesses and organisations

Drawings and business records.


This collection contains drawings and business records from some of the most significant railway manufacturing firms. These firms were major employers in their areas, and the vehicles they made were exported around the world.

These PDF files list the drawings we have in these collections. They may not be complete. If you'd like to come and see something on one of these lists, see our archive and library centre. To order a copy of a drawing, see our copying service page.

Businesses and manufacturers

Bagnall, W.G. & Son
Bagnall WG and son archive list

Charles Roberts and Co
A large collection of drawings, photographs and other records of the wagon manufacturer Charles Roberts and Co. Only partially listed, access is at present limited.

The Records of Denton and Jutsum (microfilm) DEN)
c1854-1857

Fletcher Jennings & Co
Fletcher Jennings and Co archive list

General Electric Company (GEC)
An extremely large and complex collection of material from GEC and its various constituent companies including files, drawings, microfilms etc. Only a very small proportion of this collection has been properly identified, not currently available.

English Electric Co Ltd, locomotive manufacturers, Preston
Intro to Eng Electric & archive list

Gloucester Carriage and Wagon Co Ltd
Gloucester Carriage and Wagon Ltd archive list wr

Hudswell Clarke & Co Ltd, Leeds
Hudswell Clarke and Co Ltd Leeds archive list

Hurst Nelson & Co
Hurst Nelson and Co archive list

Kennedy Henderson and Co
Approximately 130 rolls of drawings of rolling stock supplied to former Commonwealth and Empire countries through the agency of Kennedy Henderson and Co. (formerly Livesy, Son and Henderson), consulting engineers, circa 1900 to 1972. NB – not listed, not currently available.

Kitson & Co Ltd, Leeds
Kitson and Co Ltd Leeds archive list

Nasmyth Wilson and Company, locomotive builders, Patricroft
Nasmyth Wilson drawing list
Intro Nasmyth Wilson drawing list

North British Locomotive Company Ltd and constituent companies, locomotive builders, Glasgow
Introduction to North British drawing list
North British drawing list | Austerity drawing list

Peckett and Sons Ltd, locomotive manufacturers, Bristol
Introduction to Peckett & Sons archive & drawings
Peckett & Sons archive list
Peckett & Sons drawing list (microfilm)
Peckett & Sons drawing list
Peckett & Sons neg list
Peckett & Sons trade card list

Price and Reeves, civil engineering contractors
Price and Reeves drawing list

Pullman Car Company, Brighton
Introduction to Pullman drawings
Pullman drawing list

R and W Hawthorn Leslie and Co, locomotive manufacturers, Newcastle
Introduction to Hawthorn Leslie & archive list

Archive of Robert Stephenson & Co Ltd (ROB)
1832-c1960 

Order books of Tearne & Sons Ltd (Transfer Manufacturers, Birmingham) (TEA)
1986-1909

Vulcan Foundry Ltd, Newton-le-Willows

Vulcan Foundry Ltd Newton le Willows archive list

Wilkes and Ashmore, industrial designers
Intro to Wilkes & Ashmore & archive list

Photocopies only
This is a list of our photocopies of other people's material. The originals will be in other archives or still with the original companies. Photocopies only

Organisations

Collectors Corner
Collectors Corner archive list

Heritage Railway Association
Heritage Railway Association archive list

LNER & GER Musical society (MUS)
1911-1972

Melksham Turnpike Trust
Introduction to Melksham Turnpike Trust archive list
Melksham Turnpike Trust archive list

Papers of the North Eastern Railway Stations Masters and Agents Association (SMANE)
1823-c1960

Papers of the Military Forwarding Services Old Comrades Association. (MFS)
c 1919 - 1983

Railtrack Private Shareholders Action Group (RPSAG)

Introduction to RPSAG archive & list

Railway Clearing House
Intro Railway Clearing House archive collection
Railway Clearing House archive list (Publications)

Railway and Canal Historical Society
Minutes, organisational records and publications from 1954 to 1994. No lists currently available.

Southern Railway Musical Society
Southern Railway Musical Society. No lists currently available.

Southern Railway Servant's Orphanage, Woking (WOK)
c1900-c2000

Woodhead Campaign
Introduction to Woodhead Campaign archive & archive list

Background: Suitcase with railway luggage labels