THE BRITISH OVERSEAS RAILWAYS HISTORICAL TRUST
 
A UK Registered Educational Charity

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HISTORICAL MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY The leading UK historical society. Well selected links to start you on your way around the world.

 

NMRA DIRECTORY OF WORLD WIDE WEB SITES

 

Well selected links to start you on your way around the world.

 

General

GEC - MARCONI: Heritage GEC of the UK (no connection with GE of the US) changed its name to Marconi in 1999 on the floating of its joint venture with Alsthom, now Alstom.
Marconi's site includes brief histories of constituent companies, including English Electric, AEI, Metropolitan-Vickers and BTH.

This site has moved and the old site www.marconi.com/about_marconi/heritage/ now appears to be dead. The new site does not contain the archive indexes which were in the old site and is of little value.

 

GLASGOW UNIVERSITY - BUSINESS RECORDS ARCHIVE Several railway related collections including North British Locomotive Company and constituents, plus William Beardmore, Andrew Barclay, R Y Pickering, Tharsis Copper and Sulphur Co Ltd.

 

ICE IMAGE LIBRARY  

 

MANCHESTER MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Holders of the Beyer, Peacock Archive. A very badly designed and uninformative entertainment site.
We suggest contacting the archivist directly at archive@mussci.u-net.com

An essential finding aid is our book "Beyer, Peacock Locomotive Order List" as you will need the locomotive order number to access information on specific locomotives.

 

NATIONAL MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES ON MERSYSIDE The Maritime Museum holds the Vulcan Foundry business archive
Site gives no relevant information, except contact details.

 

Maps

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MAP COLLECTION Collection of military intellegence maps including such things as the Tactical Pilotage series which are so useful for topographical information on railway routes. Free download.

 

UK and Europe

A.A.F. "EL LABRADORICO" Museum dedicated to The Great Southern of Spain Railway Co Ltd
LONG MARSTON MILITARY RAILWAY

 

To preserve artifacts and capability of military railways of the British Army. Opens to the public about May 2015 - Planned five day gala Military Railfest 2015 on 6-10 May 2015.
WAR DEPT. LIGHT RAILWAYS and
WAR OFFICE LOCO. SOC.

 

Two links to sites about World War One British trench railways, mainly preservation.

 

America - North

CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

 

Museum and archives. English/French.

 

WEST COAST RAILWAY ASSOCIATION

 

Preservation of the heritage of the railways of British Columbia.

 

America - South

ANTOFAGASTA (CHILLI) AND BOLIVIA RAILWAY PLC The FCAB is the last of the old British overseas railways to maintain its London registration. Site is for current business, but usually has some history pages.

 

CEFU - CÍRCULO DE ESTUDIOS FERROVIARIOS DEL URUGUAY

 

Uruguayan railway study group with museum and library in the main station building in Montevideo.

 

MEMORIA DO TREM Society dedicated to Brazilian Railways and Locomotives Historical Research.
Very useful directories and links to Brazilian information - also worldwide links. Dual English/Portuguese.

 

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UCL Library holds extensive archives related to Latin American railways, of which the most important is the Peruvian Corporation Archive.
From main page go > Departments or A-Z > Alphabetical List
> Library Services > A-Z Contents > Latin American Collections >>

 

LOBOS MUSEUM The museum of Lobos, Prov. de B.A., holds an extensive collection of BAGS archtectural drawings which are being put on-line.

 

Asia

HONG KONG RAILWAY SOCIETY A local enthusiast site, which contains some good historical material and useful information. Try, from main page, > English > Members' Corner: Feature Articles > KCR History or > Kaipang Tramway.

 

DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY SOCIETY

 

U.K. based supporters' society for the Darjeeling hill railway in India, news, history, events, publications etc.

 

Australasia

AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

NEW ZEALAND RAILWAY AND LOCOMOTIVE SOCIETY Largest collection of NZR archives.
Links to other NZ sites, including a database of publications on NZ railways.

 


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