Archive Catalogue

The catalogue of the delights in our Archives is amended twice a year, and the edition for December 2022 is now published. It can be accessed on-line by clicking on “Archives” in the headings across our Home page. A pdf version may be downloaded here.

An interesting addition is a collection of the papers of Tom Hamilton, who started on the railway in 1924 at Forfar. Though clearly he just  missed being a Caledonian employee he worked at places which had hardly changed, including a spell as Traffic Inspector at St Rollox and Scotstoun, before becoming Yard Inspector at Inverness during the war. The main part of the collection contains the text for an unpublished book on his railway career.  He explains a wide variety of railway operating practices and  topics which took his fancy, together with a large amount of secondary research material on Perth, Newtyle, Dundee, Arbroath, Comrie.

Sadly, it has not been possible to digitalise Tom’s material, but members and visitors are reminded, following a great deal of work,  many old documents from our archives are digitalise and are downloadable from the Shop area in our website. 

Physical visits to our Archives,  held on our behalf by the Glasgow University Archive and Special Collections at Thurso Street, are still a bit restricted in the number of opening days in the week, but they are accessible and the staff are as always helpful.“     

Email with any questions or to make an appointment.