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Deposited Collections

Reference code(s): GB 0223 P/D/BR

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Title: Deposited Collections

Short title: Deposited collections

Dates of creation: 1812-1874

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): British Rail


Administrative and biographical history: During the 19th century the railway system developed in Great Britain. British Rail which used to be British Railways was in charge of the British railway system, from the nationalisation of the British railway companies in 1948 until its privatisation between 1994 and 1997. The Mid Wales Railway line went from Llanidloes to Talyllyn. The line is closed now. In the late 19th century, Three Cocks Junction was partly owned by the Mid Wales Railway. In 1864, the Mid Wales Railway starts to operate Brecon. Rhayader and Erwood were on the route.


Scope and content: Deposited collections relating to British Rail, many relating to the Mid Wales Railway, Powys, 1812-1874, including acts and books of reference, 1812-1872.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Records deposited by Brecon Town Council and Brecknock Borough in September 1984 and Brecknock Borough in November 1989.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Powys County Archives Service, Deposited Collections; Railscot website (www.railscot.co.uk/Mid_Wales_Railway/frame.htm), viewed 21 March 2005; Wikipedia website (en.wikipedia.org/wiki), viewed 4 April 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: March 2005



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