We have an extensive collection of timetables from 1839 up to the present day.
This collection includes the famous Bradshaw's Railway Guide, referred to in Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie novels. It also includes the timetables that the railway companies produced for their passengers and staff, called 'working timetables': these provide a real picture of how the railways ran, which can differ from the information given to the public.
These PDF files list the timetables we have in our collections. They may not be complete. If you are having trouble opening them, try right-clicking and saving the document to your computer (and making sure the file is named '.pdf' at the end).
- Bradshaw's Timetable list
- Bradshaw and other continental railway guides list
- Bradshaw-Mitchell's Rail Times list
- National Rail timetables list
- National Fares Manuals list
- Overseas timetable list
- Timetables pre-1947 list
- Timetables post-1947 list
- Periodical Operating Notices - modern list
The Bradshaw's timetables are also on the Library Catalogue (a database on the University of York website that lists the books in our museum collection).