THE BRITISH OVERSEAS RAILWAYS HISTORICAL TRUST
 
A UK Registered Educational Charity

For details of the collections download a draft Guide .

This page contains lists of those collections which have been listed.

For Opening times see the Events and Shows page At other times the library and archive are available for research by appointment, Monday to Friday 10.00 to 20.00 hrs and Saturday 10.00 to 17.00. Closed on Sundays.

For instructions to find the library, see How to Find Us on the More about the Trust page.


LIBRARY LISTS

A provisional Library List is available, but it has grown to a size (about 1,400 entries) which makes it more practical to supply in sections.

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NOTE: that this library is at present for reference only. Some books are noted as "lending" in the above lists. These are earmarked for a future lending library when we have a volunteer librarian to run it.


ARCHIVE LISTS

Much of the archive collection is not as yet listed including two of the largest collections, the Benguela Railway Collection and the H R Stones Photograph Collection. The Wilf Simms Collection has a hard copy index which is too big to be practical to add to this website, but may be consulted at Greenwich. The following lists can be seen by clicking on the .

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For details of some of the other collections which have not yet been listed see the Guide to the Collections.

AFRICA EUROPE INDIA CENTRAL AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA UK


AFRICA

  1. Benguela Railway
  2. Central African Railway
  3. Companhia de Mossamedes
  4. Central South African Railway
  5. East African Railways and Harbours, Class 59 Garratt Drawings
  6. Grahamstown and Port Alfred Railway.
  7. Luanda Railway
  8. Malawi Railways Ltd
  9. Porto Amboim Railway
  10. Rhodesia Railways
  11. South African Railways and Harbours
  12. Trans-Zambesi Railway
  13. Uganda Railway

EUROPE

  1. Letterkenny and Burtonport Railway
  2. Olot and Gerona Railway
  3. WW1 Western Front, Middle East etc.

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT ETC

  1. Bombay, Baroda & Central India Rly Co
  2. Ceylon Railway
  3. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
  4. ISR, East Bengal Railway
  5. Ferderated Malay States Railways
  6. Madras Railway Co
  7. Pakistan Western Railway
  8. Scinde Railway

Indian Railway Study Group Archives held by BORHT.


CENTRAL AMERICA

  1. Costa Rica

SOUTH AMERICA

  1. Metropolitano (Argentina)
  2. Metrovias SA (Argentina)
  3. H R Stones Collection (Mostly Argentina & UK)
  4. C H Pearson Collection (Central Argentine Rly)
  5. Associação Brasileira de Preservação Ferroviario
  6. Nitrate Railways (Chile)
  7. Dorada Extension Railway (Colombia)
  8. Liversey & Henderson Peruvian Drawings
  9. The Bolivar Railway (Venezuela)

UK

  1. W G Bagnall Ltd
  2. Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Company.
  3. Howroyd Collection of Electrification Reports. (Brazil, Pakistan, New Zealand, China, Israel)
  4. Kerr Stuart & Co Ltd
  5. Livesey & Henderson
  6. North British Locomotive Drawings
  7. H R Stones Collection (Mostly Argentina & UK)
  8. Bond and Share Certificates
  9. Family History Files

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