• Title
    Papers of Harold Holcroft
  • Reference
  • Production date
    02-05-1889 - 01-06-1983
  • Creator
    • Holcroft, HaroldBiography
  • Scope and Content
    These papers include correspondence, a scrapbook, engineering plans, technical specifications, photographs, an unpublished manuscript, and notebooks relating to field tests. They cover Holcroft's time at Great Western Railway, South Eastern & Chatham, and Southern Railway.
  • Extent
    4 boxes
  • Physical description
    The collection is in reasonable condition. Contains a number of plans on tracing paper that are extremely brittle and difficult to unfold without causing damage. Some notebooks have loose covers or pages.
  • Language
  • Archival history
    This archive collection was acquired by the NRM from a descendant of Harold Holcroft in 2005.
  • Level of description
  • Repository name
    National Railway Museum, York
  • Associated people and organisations
    • Gresley, Sir Nigel (1876-1941), engineerBiography
    • Great Western Railway CoBiography
    • Southern Railway CompanyBiography
    • Maunsell, Richard Edward LloydBiography
  • Subject
  • Conditions governing access
    Access is given in accordance with the NRM access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through Search Engine.
  • Conditions governing Reproduction
    Copies may be supplied of items in the collection, provided that the copying process used does not damage the item or is not detrimental to its preservation. Copies will be supplied in accordance with the NRM's terms and conditions for the supply and reproduction of copies, and the provision of any relevant copyright legislation.
  • Related object
  • System of arrangement
    Original order has been preserved where possible. Where it has not been possible to ascertain original order, in the case of correspondence and field notes, chronological order has been used.
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