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Midland Railway Digital Archive

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Recent Additions

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The following items are currently available ...

RailRef Issue Date Description
MR000 Track Diagram Sheets
MR000 1968 07 Page 81: Clay Cross South Junction - Nottingham; Derby North Junction - Spondon Junction; Nottingham - Newark.
Members' Download
MR270 Birmingham & Gloucester Railway
MR270-000 1990 3 Closure of Cheltenham Coal Concentration Depot. Drawing S90/25.
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MR275 Ashchurch & Malvern Line
MR275-010 1877 Malvern Sidings, alterations to yard connections. [MT6/175/6]
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MR280 Birmingham & Gloucester Railway
MR280-000 1990 2 13 Gloucester locking sketch, Barnwood and south. Reissued. Drawing S2399/2/2.
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MR290 Bristol & Gloucester Railway
MR290-130 Undated Standish Junction (presumed) Signal Box Diagram. Right hand end missing.
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MR290-190 1959 11 Berkeley Road Signal Box Diagram. Dated 3 November 1959 but almost certainly later.
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MR340 Bristol & Gloucester Railway
MR340-050 1965 11 Rangeworthy Signal Box Diagram. Dated 28 January 1963 but endorsed on back 8 November 1965.
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MR344 Mangotsfield - Bath
MR344-100 1969 Bath Junction signal box diagram. Undated but pencilled date in November 1969.
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MR344-110 1969 Bath Station signal box diagram. Undated but pencilled date in November 1969.
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MR604 Mansfield Junction - London Road Junction
MR604 2003 06 Plan of Nottingham area extending from Beeston and Lincoln Street Crossing to Colwick Crossing.
Plan NW650089.
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MR930 Settle & Carlisle Line
MR930 2006 02 28 Plan of line extending from Skipton to Petteril Bridge and Corby Gates.
Plan NZ0001.
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