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Transport History Collection

The Transport History Collections consist of:

The Clinker Collection bequeathed by the railway historian, Charles Clinker, in 1983.  Charles Clinker's notes and correspondence concerning his Register of closed stations, and papers relating to his revision of MacDermot's History of the Great Western Railway.  Clinker's railway photographs.

The Garnett Collection bequeathed by David Garnett in 1984.

The Mowat Photograph collection.  Cataloguing has begun in our archives catalogue

The Wookey Photograph collection

The Channel Tunnel Association archive 

The railway items include:

books: covering British railway history from the earliest times to the early 1980s

railway maps: include early Airey and Railway Clearing House maps and railway junction diagrams.

Bradshaw guides,

timetables: working and passenger timetables



Finding aids

Descriptions of the collections are currently on Archives Hub.

Many printed items, including books, maps, timetables and journals, are listed in the Library’s catalogue.

Please contact Special Collections for assistance with locating items in the collection. 

The National Archives All change site provides a useful timeline with key dates in railway history.

Access to collections

Visting these collections is by appointment. To request an appointment please e-mail Special.Collections@brunel.ac.uk giving at least 2 working days notice. Appointments are subject to staff availability. You can check when we are open on the Using our collections page.