• Title
    Records of North British Locomotive Company Ltd & Constituent Companies
  • Reference
  • Production date
    1835 - 1959
  • Creator
    • North British Locomotive Co LtdBiography
    • Mitchell & NeilsonBiography
    • Kerr Mitchell & NeilsonBiography
    • Kerr Neilson & Co.Biography
    • Neilson & MitchellBiography
    • Neilson & Co.Biography
    • Neilson Reid & Co LtdBiography
    • Dubs & Co.Biography
    • Sharp Roberts & CompanyBiography
    • Sharp Bros.Biography
    • Sharp Stewart & Co LtdBiography
    • Clyde Locomotive CoBiography
  • Scope and Content
    The collection consists mainly of records concerning locomotive production – order books, description books and engineering drawings. There are also some trade cards, publications and photographs.
  • Extent
    10 boxes, 6 volumes, 4 plan chests and 8 drawers
  • Language
  • Archival history
    The Science Museum purchased the collection from the [liquidators of the?] North British Locomotive Co Ltd in c 1963. The archive was transferred to the National Railway Museum in July 1990
  • Level of description
  • Repository name
    National Railway Museum, York
  • Associated people and organisations
    • Neilson Reid & Co LtdBiography
    • Dubs & Co.Biography
    • Clyde Locomotive CoBiography
  • Subject
  • Conditions governing access
    Access is given in accordance with the NRM access policy. Material from this archive is available to researchers through Search Engine. The archive is fully open to researchers. However many of the engineering drawings within the archive are very physically fragile and therefore may be temporarily unavailable until conservation work is carried out. Where items form this archive have been microfilmed, access is gained through the microfilm surrogate.
  • Conditions governing Reproduction
    Copies may be supplied of items from this archive 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.
  • Related object
  • Appraisal
    No appraisal has been undertaken on this archive
  • System of arrangement
    The original order of the archive has been difficult to ascertain. Therefore each constituent company has been identified as a sub fonds, within which the records are divided into series reflecting the nature of the record. The sub fonds are identified as follows, NBL/1 Clyde Locomotive Company/Sharp Stewart Locomotive Company, NBL/2 Neilson & Company/Neilson Reid & Company, NBL/3 Dubs & Company and NBL/4 North British Locomotive Company.