• Title
    Railfuture Archive
  • Reference
  • Production date
    1955 - 31-05-2018
  • Creator
    • RailfutureBiography
  • Scope and Content
    Archive of the Railway Development Society Ltd (RDS). Contains promotional material relating to campaigns that have been or have not been released, reports collected by group published by other bodies e.g. British Railways Board (BRB), Government, universities, publicity created by Railfuture and predecessors, other bodies such as Passenger Transport Executives, BRB, correspondence created and accumulated by the group, some multi format such as VHS. Core material such as minutes, reports and correspondence originating from key members of RDS Frank Tomlins, Richard Pout, Michael Caton and John Barfield. Also includes, newsletters and magazines, policy papers, and official publications relating to local and national transport proposals.
  • Extent
    17 boxes, 11 items
  • Language
  • Archival history
    The papers and records were in the custody of officers of Railfuture until they were donated to the Railway Museum in 2017. They appear to have been mainly accumulated by John Barfield, Michael Caton, Richard Pout, Frank Tomlins and Rowland Victor Banks
  • Level of description
  • Repository name
    National Railway Museum, York
  • Associated people and organisations
    • British Railways BoardBiography
  • Conditions governing access
    Access is given in accordance with the NRM access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through Search EngineA Data Protection form must be signed prior to accessing this material
  • 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 provisions of any relevant copyright legislation
  • Appraisal
    The papers appear to have been accumulated by several individual members of Railfuture but were in no particular order. They consisted of a mixture of items that related to Railfuture and its predecessor organisations, the Railway Development Society, the Railway Development Association and the Railway Invigoration Society, with documents published by various public bodies. The decision has been taken to acknowledge the contribution of the individuals in collecting the papers, but to reorganise the papers in series by type and date, so far as possible. Duplicates have been removed.
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