CRA2/2 - Legal Records

Records of legal operations undertaken by the Caledonian Railway Company to further the company’s aims.

CRA2/2/1 - Agreements

Legally binding agreements and contracts made between the Caledonian Railway and other organisations.

CRA2/2/1/1 - Postal agreements

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CRA2/2/1/1/1 Conveyance of Mail Carlisle to Castlecary, Glasgow and Edinburgh and Caledonian Railway 28 September 1849
CRA2/2/1/1/2 Conveyance of Mail Arbroath to Montrose, Aberdeen Railway 22 October 1849
CRA2/2/1/1/3 Conveyance of Mail, Scottish Midland Junction Railway 13 August 1850
CRA2/2/1/1/4 Postmaster General and Caledonian Railway, bound set of agreements 1868-1913
CRA2/2/1/1/5 Acceleration of Mail Traffic, Postmaster General and Caledonian Railway 29 October 1895

CRA2/2/1/2 - Operational agreements

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CRA2/2/1/2/1  Access to Cowlairs Line/Station, Edinburgh and Glasgow and Caledonian Railway  30 June 1853 
CRA2/2/1/2/2  Mineral Traders Engines and Caledonian Railway  1854
CRA2/2/1/2/3  North British Railway and Scottish Central Railway Agreement with respect to Perth Station  23 June 1864 
CRA2/2/1/2/4  Abandonment of Larbert and Grangemouth work in return for control of Stirlingshire Midland Junction, Caledonian Railway and North British Railway  1883
CRA2/2/1/2/5  Use of Gretna Station, Richardson Moss Litter, North British Railways and Caledonian Railways  1883
CRA2/2/1/2/6  Airdrie & Coatbridge Tramways Company (4 items):
•  Fire policy and receipt
•  Agreement with Scottish House to House Electricity Co.
•  Agreement with British Electric Traction Co.
•  Agreement with Coatbridge Provost Marshalls and Town Council  
1903-1913 
CRA2/2/1/2/7  Joint work in signal cabin at Stoneybrae, Caledonian Railway and Glasgow & South Western Railway  25  August 1909
CRA2/2/1/2/8  Maintenance of Weighing Machines – Caledonian Railway and Henry Pooley & Co.  1  June 1915
CRA2/2/1/2/9  Foreign Junction Arrangements between Caledonian Railway and other companies (listed), bound set of agreements  1917
CRA2/2/1/2/10  Lease of Engine Shed at Eglinton Street-Caledonian Railway and West of Scotland Aviation  9  February 1921
CRA2/2/1/2/11  Kilsyth & Bonnybridge Railway (77 items) a full list of contents to be established (most documents have not been opened)  1886 - 1887 
CRA2/2/1/2/12  Water Supply at Oban, typed manuscripts bound together.
•  Memorandum of Meeting held in Oban between Town Council and Caledonian Railway Company re supply of water to steamers and to railway (19 July 1912)
•  Two extracts from Oban Burgh Act 1881
•  Letter from Town Clerk to Solicitor Hugh R Buchanan (12 December 1912)
•  Letter from Callander and Oban Railway, Sec. Office Glasgow to D A Matheson (13 January 1913) 
1912
CRA2/2/1/2/13  Agreement between Caledonian and North British Railways, related to Larbert and Grangemouth Connecting Lines (includes a typed copy)  1883
CRA2/2/1/2/14  Agreements (9 off) between Killin Railway and Callander & Oban Railway and Caledonian Railway Company  1883 - 1909 
CRA2/2/1/2/15  Glasgow & Paisley Joint Railway, Shieldhall Branch: Agreement between Glasgow Iron & Steel Co., Trustees of The Clyde Navigation, The Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd and CR and GSWR Companies, includes a tinted plan  1896
CRA2/2/1/2/16  Agreement (2 off) between Caledonian Railway Company and the Bankfoot Light Railway Company  1902, 1912 
CRA2/2/1/2/17  Agreement (2 off) between Caledonian and North British Companies: Running Powers to NBR over part of CR South Leith Branch &c. include track plans  1912, 1913 
CRA2/2/1/2/18  Minute of Agreement between LMS and Albion Motor Car Company: siding at Scotstoun (West)  18  November 1924
CRA2/2/1/2/19  Agreement between LNER and LMS Companies: Dumbarton & Balloch Joint Line, Land and Junctions.  1929
CRA2/2/1/2/20  Conveyance of Manure for Magistrates and Town Council of Glasgow, Extracts from Acts of Parliament, Correspondence, &c. pp11, related to Caledonian Railway Bill 1887  1865, 1882, 1887 
CRA2/2/1/2/21  Agreement with Henry Pooley re Maintenance of Weighing Machines. Includes correspondence from Avery Museum (W T Avery took over Pooley in 1913)  1867
CRA2/2/1/2/22  Agreement between the Caledonian Railway and the North British Railway Regarding Division of Traffic Receipts  30  December 1907
CRA2/2/1/2/23  Minute of meeting of Officers regarding pooling arrgts with NBR (see CRA2/2/1/22)  15  March 1911
CRA2/2/1/2/24  Agreement with NBR re joint lines in Dumbartonshire  30  December 1907
CRA2/2/1/2/25  Correspondence with GNoSR re allocation of costs for construction and operation of Denburn South Signal Box  18  March 1916
CRA2/2/1/2/26  List of joint line committees involving the CR  15  December 1915
CRA2/2/1/2/27 D&A Line - Minutes of first Officers’ Committee, CR/NBR 20 October 1910
CRA2/2/1/2/28 Map of  Edinburgh  and  Leith  showing  radii  of  1.5  and  1.75  miles  from  National  Galleries.  Scale  6 inches  to  the  mile.  Issued  in  connection  with  an  agreement  between  the  CR  And  NBR .  Signed  by  D  Deuchars  and  G  Calthrop. Believed to relate to agreement on common cartage areas to reduce competition December 1907

CRA2/2/1/3 - Land and Construction Agreements

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CRA2/2/1/3/1 Dunrod Branch, agreement between Greenock and Wemyss Bay, Caledonian Railway Company and Sir Michael Stewart on construction of branch 1867
CRA2/2/1/3/2 Ground taken, Dentonholm Station and Caledonian Railway 22 July 1892
CRA2/2/1/3/3 Erection of bridge at Gleneagles, Caledonian Railway and County Council Perth  8 January 1919
CRA2/2/1/3/4 Construction of sidings and junctions at Crawford Station, Caledonian Railway and County of Lanark 22 February 1921
CRA2/2/1/3/5 Minute of Agreement between Dundee and Perth Railway the Scottish Central Railway, Scottish Midland Junction Railway, Provost of Perth, the Magistrates and Town Council and the Navigation Commissioners of Perth. Land for a Station for Dundee and Perth Railway. 5 page manuscript marked copy. 1846
CRA2/2/1/3/6 Various contract documents relating to  the  construction  of  the  Callander & Oban Railway  (John  Strain,  Engineer) 1878
CRA2/2/1/3/7 Correspondence  re proposed  extension of Ardrossan Harbour  (John  Strain,  Engineer) 1887
CRA2/2/1/3/8 Estimate of Expenses for Lanarkshire lines  (John  Strain,  Engineer) 1881
CRA2/2/1/3/9 Killin  Railway; Correspondence  as  to  Fees  (Gives some idea of the impoverished state  of  the  railway) 1882
CRA2/2/1/3/10 Report  on  an  English  legal  case  regarding  the  right  to  work  minerals  close  to  the  railway  line 11 December 1913

CRA2/2/1/4 - Pullman Car Agreements

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CRA2/2/1/4/1 Caledonian Railway and Pullman Car Co. 30 May 1922
CRA2/2/1/4/2 Caledonian Railway and Pullman Car Co. 23 January 1923
CRA2/2/1/4/3 Caledonian Railway and Pullman Car Co. 23 January 1923
CRA2/2/1/4/4 Caledonian Railway and Pullman Car Co. copy 30 May 1924

CRA2/2/2 - Disputes

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CRA2/2/2/1 Correspondence with North British Rail – Coal, Omoa Coll, to Alexandria Printed letters 1872
CRA2/2/2/2 Correspondence with North British Rail relating to a near crash at Carlisle Printed letters 27 February 1872
CRA2/2/2/3 Stone Dressing Co versus Caledonian Railway (2 letters) 22-29 May 1874
CRA2/2/2/4 Watson & Co. versus Caledonian Railway (2 letters) 12-23 May 1874
CRA2/2/2/5 Letter concerning dispute with Barony Locality over land assigned to Caledonian Railway 20 January 1876
CRA2/2/2/6 Letter concerning the Petition from Magistrates and townspeople of Pollokshaws against the Caledonian Railway 5 June 1877
CRA2/2/2/7 Correspondence on Aberdeen Engine Shed with North British Railway Printed letters 1908
CRA2/2/2/8 Glenboig Union Fireclay Co. Ltd. and Caledonian Railway Appeal by CR to House of Lords after loss of original suit Bound volume (160pp) 15 July 1910
CRA2/2/2/9 Proceedings in Reference, Andrew Watson (Ironfounder) and the Caledonian Railway Coy., disruption to business during the building of  Gordon Street Station, Glasgow and the connecting lines on the South Side of the City. Bound volume (200pp) 1880
CRA2/2/2/10 House of Lords proceedings, Greenock Corporation v Caledonian Railway and Glasgow & South Western Railway, flooding of Greenock West Station. Appendix volume1 (evidence) Bound volume (330pp) 1913
CRA2/2/2/11 House of Lords proceedings, Greenock Corporation v Caledonian Railway and Glasgow & South Western Railway, flooding of Greenock West Station. Appendix volume 2  (documents and opinions) combined with volume 3 (28 photographs) Bound volume (130pp). The photographs are available as digital images, see CRA7/3/4  1913
CRA2/2/2/12 Railway Commissioners: Nitshill & Lesmahagow Coal -v- Caledonian Railway, pp106 1874
CRA2/2/2/13 Railway Commissioners: Girvan & Portpartrick -v- GSWR, Division of Traffic, pp197 1887
CRA2/2/2/14 Railway & Canal Commission: Charles Tennant & Co. of Carnoustie -v-  Caledonian and North British Railways, pp89, taped spine 1898
CRA2/2/2/15 Railway & Canal Commission: Coal Rates - William Black -v- CR, NBR & GSWR, bound volume, 324pp 1901
CRA2/2/2/16 Lidgerwood -v- Lanarkshire & Dumbartonshire Railway , day 3 1901
CRA2/2/2/17 Railway & Canal Commission: Spillers -v- GWR, bound volume, pp660 , ex CR Solicitors’ Office (no immediate indication of significance to Company) 1910
CRA2/2/2/18 Railway & Canal Commission: Proceedings in Demurrage Cases, pp536, the following 4 items are appendices to this volume. 1910
CRA2/2/2/19 Railway & Canal Commission: Proceedings in Demurrage Cases, A - Applications of Railway Companies, pp358 appendix to CRA2/2/2/18 (this volume gives details and running numbers of wagons) 1910
CRA2/2/2/20 Railway & Canal Commission: Proceedings in Demurrage Cases, B -Applications of Traders, pp412 appendix to CRA2/2/2/18 1910
CRA2/2/2/21 Railway & Canal Commission: Proceedings in Demurrage Cases, C - Traders Applications & Wagons, pp115 appendix to CRA2/2/2/18 1910
CRA2/2/2/22 Railway & Canal Commission: Proceedings in Demurrage Cases, D - Traders Applications filed, pp48 appendix to CRA2/2/2/18 1910
CRA2/2/2/23 Railway & Canal Commission: NBR -v- CR, Aberdeen Joint Station, 413pp, includes a coloured plan of station 1918
CRA2/2/2/24 Proceedings: RS Stephens -v- Caledonian Railway, Damages for Dismissal, this report included the names, job titles etc. for St Rollox employees, pp330 1921
CRA2/2/2/25 Record of Punctuality of trains and connections missed at Perth 1870 – 1902. This appears to be evidence related to a dispute between CR and NBR over connections. Among the contents are listed are:
•  Timetables of train services north of Perth, to Crieff, with connections from south of Perth: also NB services to Dundee or Aberdeen, via Fife for the years 1870,1873, 1878, 1880, 1887, 1890, 1902
•  Statement shewing the number of time connection to Aberdeen and Crieff were secured and missed by CR and NBR trains.
•  Statement shewing daily  average minutes late of NBR trains at Perth.
(previously listed as CRA3/1/2/2) 
1870-1902
CRA2/2/2/26 Alloa  Railway  Reference - book  containing  copies  of  correspondence  etc  between  Alloa  Rly  Co  and  contractors  in  relation  to  a  dispute. 1884
CRA2/2/2/27 Memorandum  re  dispute  with  GNoSR  over  payments for Aberdeen Joint Station 27 November 1914
CRA2/2/2/28 Correspondence  re  rent  to  be  paid  by  NBR  for  use  of  Aberdeen  Joint  Station 27 November 1917