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Irish Narrow Gauge - Museums and other resources

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!? Museums, Libraries, Preservation & Restoration Societies


!? Armagh County Museum

  • website: @http://www.armagh-visit.com/county_museum.htm
  • address: The Mall East, Armagh, Armagh
  • open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm; Sun closed. Admission free.
  • collection: Uniforms, badges, timetables, maps, Irish Railway Acts; and model of the Bessbrook-Newry tram which carried coal, flax and finished linen.
  • tel: (01861) 523070
  • fax: (01861) 522631

!? Armley Mills Industrial Museum

was

!? Birmingham City Archives

bca

!? Cavan and Leitrim Railway Supporters' Association

!? Central Gaeltacht Train Society

!? City of Glasgow, Mitchell Library

!? CDRRS - County Donegal Railway Restoration Society

cdrrs

!? Durham County Record Office

dcro

!? Fivemiletown Display Centre

  • Main Street, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone
  • Open Tues & Fri 10.30am - 5.30pm; Thurs 10.30am - 8.00pm; Sat 10.30am - 5pm; closed 1.30pm - 2pm for lunch . Not open on bank/public holidays
  • tel: +44-(0)28 8952 1409
  • Clogher Valley Railway exhibits
  • website: @ www.n-irelandholidays.co.uk

!? Foyle Valley Railway Museum

fvrm

!? Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Railway

  • website: @http://www.giantscausewayrailway.org
  • address: Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Railway, Giants Causeway Station, Runkerry Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland BT57 8SZ.
  • Recorded Train Information Tel: +44 028 2073 2594
  • Station Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 28 2073 2844

!? Glasgow University Archives and Business Records Centre

guabrc
  • address: 13 Thurso Street, Glasgow G11 6PE, Scotland
  • email: dutyarch@archives.gla.ac.uk
  • tel: +44-141 330 5515
  • fax: +44-141 330 4158
  • University Archivist: Prof Michael Moss
  • open: Mon-Fri 9.30-5, Thurs 9.30-8; Reader's ticket required; Proof of identity required; Book in advance
  • website: @http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/
  • collections:
    • Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. Ltd. (Ref: GD 329)
      • 1876-1959: Financial Records
      • 1837-1970: Production Records
      • 1885-1955: Photographs
      • 1869-1961: Plans
    • Dübs & Co.
      • 1864-1903: order and cost books, contract lists and specifications, salaries and inventory books; Ref: UGD9
      • 1864-1879: Staff Records
      • 1865-1902: Production Records
      • 19th-20th cent: drawings
    • Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Ref: UGD254/1 [NRA 32523 McAlpine])
      • 1882-1971 : accounts, staff and plant records, contracts, agreements
    • Messrs P. & W. MacLellan
      • Reference : UGD153
      • 1822-1988: Financial Records
      • 1822-1979: Production Records
      • 1864-1970: Staff Records
      • 1867-1989: Administrative Records
      • 1868-1933: Plans
      • 1880-1945: Photographs
    • Neilson
      Neilson, Reid
      • 19th-20th cent: drawings; ref: RHP 56531-57010
      • 1850-1902: cost and weight books, inventories, valuations and order books, autobiographical notes and journals; ref: UGD10
    • Sharp, Stewart
      • 19th-20th cent: drawings
    • Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co.
      • 1948-82: reports, accounts, corresp and catalogues; ref: F34
    • R. Y. Pickering & Co.
      • 1888-1973: minute and agenda books, financial, sales, production, technical and staff records, misc papers; ref: UGD12

!? Gloucestershire Record Office

gro

!? Streetlife, the Hull museum of transport

hull

!? Institution of Electrical Engineers Archives Department

iee
  • address: Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL, England
  • tel: +44-20 7344 8436
  • fax: +44-20 7344 5395
  • email: archives@iee.org.uk
  • archivist: Mrs Lenore Symons
  • website: @http://archives.iee.org/
  • open: Mon 10.30-5, Tue-Fri 10-5; Proof of identity required; Book in advance
  • collection:
    • Brush Electrical
      • 1896-1903 : reports, specifications, proposals and draft memoranda; Ref: NAEST 11

!? Irish Rail and Transport Foundation, Ltd

irtf

!? Irish Railway Record Society

irrs

!? Isle of Man Railways - Port Erin Steam Museum

iom

!? Lancashire Record Office

lro

!? Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

msim
  • address: Library and Records Centre, Liverpool Road Station, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JP, England
  • tel: +44-161 832 2244 ext 256
  • archivist : Ms Penny Feltham
  • open: Mon-Fri 10-4; Book in advance
  • websites:
  • collections:
    • Beyer, Peacock & Co Ltd (Ref BP)
      • 1850-1966: corporate and financial records, order books, drawings and technical notebooks, wages books, price lists, etc

!? Monkwearmouth Station Museum

  • address: North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
  • tel: +44-191 567 7075
  • collections:

!? Motherwell Heritage Centre

  • website: @Motherwell Heritage Centre
  • address: 1 High Road, Motherwell, ML1 3HU, England
  • tel: +44-1698 251000
  • email: heritage@mhc158.freeserve.co.uk
  • librarian: Ronald Kelsall
  • open: Wed 10-5; Th 10-7; Fri, Sat 10-5
  • items: Hurst Nelson Collection: A collection of photographs of the railway wagons and rolling stock produced by the Hurst Nelson Company.
  • collection:

!? The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

ngrm

!? The Narrow Gauge Railway Society

ngrs

!? The National Archives of Scotland

nas
  • address: Historical Search Room, H M General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH1 3YY
  • tel: +44 (0) 131 535 1334
  • fax: +44 (0) 131 535 1328
  • email: enquiries@nas.gov.uk
  • website @http://www.nas.gov.uk
  • collections:
    • John Best (Contractors) Ltd
      • 1892-c1960 : specifications, contracts, press cuttings, photographs etc: Reference: GD310, [NRA 35728 Best]

!? National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division

nlsmd
  • address: George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW, Scotland
  • tel: +44-131 466 2812
  • fax: +44-131 466 2811
  • email: mss@nls.uk
  • website @http://www.nls.uk
  • head of manuscripts division: Iain F. Maciver
  • open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30-8.30, Wed 10-8.30; Sat 9.30-1, Readers ticket required
  • closed: first week in October
  • collections:
    • Nasmyth, Wilson
      • 1796-1885: drawings (702) mainly by James Nasmyth; ref: MSS 3241-43

!? The National Transport Museum

  • website: @http://www.nationaltransportmuseum.org/
  • address: Heritage Depot, Howth Demesne, Howth, Dublin 13
  • email: info@nationaltransportmuseum.org
  • tel: +353-1-847-5623
  • open:
    • Sept - May: Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
    • 26 Dec - 1 Jan: 2:00 - 5:00 Daily
    • June - August: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • admission: £1.50
  • stock:
    • GCT tramcar

!? National Photographic Archive

npa

!? National Railway Museum Library and Archives - Jack Simmons Library

nrmla
  • website: @National Railway Museum
  • address: Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
  • tel: +44-1904-686235 (Bookings); +44-1904-686208 (Librarian)
  • fax: +44-1904-611112
  • open: Mon-Fri 10.30-5, Reader's ticket required, Book in advance
  • curator, Archive Collections: Mr Richard Taylor
  • email: nrm.library@nmsi.ac.uk
  • collection:
    • Dübs & Co.
      • c1864-1903: order books, drawings
    • Hawthorn, Leslie
      • c1835-1959: order books, drawing office registers, drawings, photograph albums
    • Hudswell Clarke
      • 1861-1961: order books (copies)
    • Hunslet
      • 1865-1971: order books (copies)
    • Kerr Stuart
      • 1891-1930: order, costing and specification books (copies)
    • Kitson
      • c1880-c1920: photograph albums
    • Nasmyth, Wilson
      • 1839-1938: locomotive specifications books; ref: 1997-8434
      • 1841-1964: contract registers, statistics, specification books; ref: 1991-7000
    • Neilson
      Neilson, Reid
      • c1863-1903: order books (2), drawings
    • Peckett
      • c1870-1960: order and specification books, drawings
      • c1890-1950: photographic archive; ref: 1999-7543
    • Robert Stephenson
      • 1902-1937: locomotive weight book, drawings registers, drawings
      • 1823-1901: order books, locomotive description books, financial records; ref: 1995-7773
      • 1823-1903 : order books, description books, ledgers, notebooks and misc papers; ref: 1970-473
    • Sharp, Stewart
      • c1836-66, 1887-1903: order books (one is a copy), drawings
    • W. G. Bagnall
      • 1915-25: records; ref: 1996-7233
    • Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co.
      • 1948-82: photographs and negatives

!? New Jersey Museum of Transportation

pcrr
  • address: P.O. Box 622, Allaire, NJ 07727, USA
  • tel: +1-732-938-5524
  • location: Allaire State Park, Route 524 Allaire (Wall Twp) NJ, two miles west of GSP Exit 98 and Route 34, one mile east of I-195 Exit 31
  • website: @www.njmt.org
  • photos: @http://homestead.juno.com/crawsat/pinecreekrr.html
  • locos:
    • CLR locomotive No.3L "Lady Edith"
  • The PINE CREEK RAILROAD operates Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from April through October, weekdays in July and August, and during late November and early December with the Annual Christmas Express. Steam power from Memorial Day through September, and Christmas Express. Diesel power in Spring and Fall, and summer weekdays.

!? North West of Ireland Railway Society

!? Public Record Office

pro
  • address: Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond TW9 4DU, England
  • tel: +44-20 8876 3444
  • fax: +44-20 8878 8905
  • email: enquiry@pro.gov.uk
  • website: @http://www.pro.gov.uk
  • keeper of public records: Mrs Sarah Tyacke
  • open: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9.30-5; Tues 10-7; Thurs 9.30-7; Readers ticket required; Proof of identity required
  • closed: Sat prior to bank hols; one week in December

!? Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

proni

!? The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland

rpsi

!? The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

rollr
  • address: Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester LE18 2AH, England
  • tel: +44-116 257 1080
  • fax: +44-116 257 1120
  • email: records@leics.gov.uk
  • website: @http://www.leics.gov.uk/museums/records/index.htm
  • archivist: Mr C. W. Harrison
  • open: Mon, Tues, Thurs 9.15-5, Wed 9.15-7.30, Fri 9.15-4.45, Sat 9.15-12.15; Reader's ticket required
  • closed: first week in October
  • collection:
    • Brush Electrical
      • 1885-1943: test books, photographs; Ref: 13D71, DE 2857
      • 1934-41: home and export product ledger; Ref: DE5319

!? St. Connell's Museum and Heritage Centre, Glenties

scmhc

!? Salford Archives Center

  • address: 658/662 Liverpool Road, Irlam, Salford M44 5AD, England
  • website: @http://www.gmcro.co.uk/guides/gmguide/purple2.htm#Salford
  • tel: +44-161 775 5643
  • archivist: Mr A. N. Cross
  • open: Mon-Fri 9-4.30; Book in advance
  • collections:
    • Nasmyth, Wilson
      • 1836-1985: Letter books, day book, order books, sales books, record of locomotives sold, manager's production notes, plans; research papers; ref: U268 U269
      • 1875-1939: notebooks of Nathan Walker partly related to boilers and locomotives; ref: U49

!? Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

sml
  • address: Smethwick Library, High Street, Smethwick B66 1AB, England
  • tel: +44-121 558 2561
  • fax: +44-0121 555 6064
  • website: @http://www.earl.org.uk/partners/sandwell/index.html
  • archivist: Miss C. M. Harrington
  • open: Mon 9.30-7, Tues, Wed, Fri 9.30-6, Sat 9.30-4; Book in advance

!? Science Museum Library

sml

!? South Tyneside Central Library

sml

!? Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library

  • address: Fikes Hall of Special Collections and DeGolyer Library, 3rd Floor, Science Information Library, Dallas, Texas TX 75275 USA
  • tel: +1-214-692-3231
  • website: @http://www.smu.edu/cul/degolyer/
  • collection:

!? Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire Record Office

sml
  • address: County Buildings, Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LZ, England
  • tel: +44-1785 278380
  • fax: +44-1785 278384
  • website: @http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/archives/index.htm
  • archivist: Mr Mark Dorrington
  • open; Mon-Thurs 9-5; Fri 9.30-4.30; Sat 9-12.30; Readers ticket required; Book in advance
  • collections:
    • W. G. Bagnall
      • 1889-1924: private ledger and balance sheets; ref: D4338/A/7
      • 1915-25: workmen's day book, photographs (12); ref: D709

!? Tralee-Blennerville Steam Railway

!? Tyne and Wear Archives Service

twas
  • address: Blandford House, Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
  • tel: +44-191 232 6789
  • fax: +44-191 230 2614
  • email: twas@dial.pipex.com
  • website: @http://www.thenortheast.com/archives/index.html
  • archivist: Ms E. A. Rees
  • open : Mon, Wed-Fri 9-5.15, Tues 9-8.30; Book in advance
  • collections:
    • Hawthorn, Leslie
      • 1889-1911: letters to Sir Benjamin Browne and others; ref: DX903
      • 1819-1976: board, share and financial records, contract, technical and staff records, drawings etc; ref: 962, 1248

!? The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

!? West Clare Railway group

wcr

!? West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

was
  • address: Chapeltown Road, Sheepscar, Leeds LS7 3AP, England
  • tel: +44-113 214 5814
  • fax: +44-113 214 5815
  • email: leeds@wyjs.org.uk
  • website: @http://www.archives.wyjs.org.uk/
  • archivist: Mrs Sylvia Thomas, Mr W. J. Connor
  • open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30-5 (restricted service 12-2); Book in advance
  • closed: one week in February
  • collection:

!? Wigan Archives Service

was

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