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  • Title
    Yorath Lewis Archive
  • Reference
    YOR
  • Production date
    1900 - 1960
  • Creator
    • William Yorath LewisBiography
  • Scope and Content
    The Yorath Lewis Archive consists of records concerning the Neverstop Railway and its potential applications - business correspondence, publications, technical drawings, blueprints, photographs and ephemera. There are also photographs and films of the Neverstop Railway at British Empire exhibition.
  • Extent
    79 boxes
  • Physical description
    The condition of the collection is fair with many of the papers placed loose in the boxes or in envelopes. Some of the drawings, particularly the original drawings, are fragile and some have been torn.
  • Language
    English
  • Archival history
    The archive was donated to the Science Museum by William Yorath Lewis in 1961 and held at Wroughton until 2000, when it was transfered to the National Railway Museum.
  • Level of description
    TOP
  • Repository name
    National Railway Museum, York
  • 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 provisions of any relevent copyright legislation.
  • System of arrangement
    The original order of the archive is difficult to ascertain therefore the archive has been arranged into the following series YOR/1 - The Adkin Lewis System, YOR/2 - Papers of the Never-Stop Transit Ltd, YOR/3 - Yorath Lewis Boilers Ltd, YOR/4 - Modernisation of the Never-Stop Railway and YOR/5 - Drawings.
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