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 (PDF, 11Kb)

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.

Denton and Jutsom, paint and varnish manufacturers, Box, East London
Intro to Denton & Jutsom & archive list

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 (PDF, 12Kb)

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

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

Robert Stephenson and Co, locomotive manufacturers, Newcastle
Intro to RS & co archive & drawing lists
Robert Stephenson & Co archive list
Robert Stephenson & Co drawing list

Tearne and Sons Ltd, Transfer Manufacturers
Introduction to Tearne and archive list

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


Collectors Corner
Collectors Corner archive list

Heritage Railway Association
Heritage Railway Association archive list

London and North Eastern Railway and Great Eastern Railway Musical Society
Intro to LNER & GER musical society archive & archive list

Locomotive Manufacturers Association
Locomotive Manufacturers Association archive list

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

Military Forwarding Services Old Comrades Association
Description of Old Comrades Assoc and list

North Eastern Railway Station Masters Association
Intro to NER Station Masters Assn archive & archive list
NER Station Masters list of members

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 Mission
Minutes, papers, publications etc. from the Railway Mission, circa 1882 to 2001.
Railway Mission archive list

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.

Woodhead Campaign
Introduction to Woodhead Campaign archive & archive list

Background: Suitcase with railway luggage labels