THE MIDLAND RAILWAY
STUDY CENTRE

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The &lsquot;Dunbar&rsquot; and Pat Larkam Collections

The collections are still being catalogued and boxed and so may not be immediately available for use.

Pat Larkam Collection as it arrived at the Midland Railway Study Centre on 28FEB2013.

Box1

Specific Locations A - E

Lever Arch

Box1

Specific Locations F - L

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Box1

Specific Locations M - P

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Box1

Specific Locations S - W

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Box1

Misc Locations 1

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Box1

Misc Locations 2

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Box2

Misc Locations 3

Folder

Box2

Settlebeck (Tony Walsh)

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Box2

Rules and Regulations

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Box2

Rules and Regulations (further copies)

Lever Arch

Box2

Detail Signal Drawings (copies)

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Box2

Signal Drawing Misc Notes

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Box2

Signal Box Diagrams (ex Dunbar)

Lever Arch

Box2

Books. Committees. Drawings

Lever Arch

Box3

Midland Railway Signals Vol.1 Misc S&T

Lever Arch

Box3

Midland Railway Signals Vol.2 Signal Components

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Box3

Midland Railway Signals Vol.2

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Box3

Midland Railway Signals Vol.3

Lever Arch

Box3

Accident Reports, Appendices, Distance Diagrams, Line Diagrams, Maps, Notices, Signal Box diagrams

Lever Arch

Box3

S&T Signal Boxes and Equipment

Lever Arch

Box3

S&T Lineside Equipment (for Butterley)

Lever Arch

Box3

Midland Railway Project Signal Forms

Lever Arch

Box3

Boxes, Lever Frames, People, Train Signalling, Works, Darby's Yard, Derby Area Maps

Lever Arch

Box4

Copies of Patents

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Box4

Railway Modeller 1971 (annotated)

Magazine Binder

Box4

Institute of Railway Signal Engineers Proceedings

Box File

Box4

Copies of Articles

Lever Arch

Box4

Early History Articles

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Box4

Articles General

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Box4

Articles

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Box4

Articles

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Box5

Correspondence

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Box5

BR Stores Catalogue September 1971 - Mechanical Signalling Equipment Book 1

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Box5

BR Stores Catalogue September 1971 - Mechanical Signalling Equipment Book 2

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Box5

Negatives

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Box5

Photographs

c.74 wallets

Box5

Photographs

15 Tobacco tins

Box5

Photographs

Misc other envelopes etc.

Box6

PCC (photocopies of secondary sources)

Folder

Box6

FPL Investigation

Folder

Box6

Signal Works

Folder

Box6

Signal Types

Folder

Box6

Development of MR Signals

Folder

Box6

Bromsgrove Works

Loose file

Box6

Track Information Gradients, Speed Restrictions, Distances etc.

Folder

Box6

Tablet Apparatus

Envelope

Box6

Six magazines (Backtrack, Steam World etc.)

Loose

Box6

MR Distance Diagrams Special Exercise Papers

Envelope

Box6

Signal History

Folder

Box6

Signal Box Diagrams

Folder

Box6

Rails and Chairs (in BR Notice of Special Service envelope)

Envelope

Box6

MR Project S&T Inventory

Envelope

Box6

Brackets, Arms and Lamps

Envelope

Box6

Crossing Gate Drawings

Envelope

Box6

Butterley Branch gradient profile

Single Loose Sheet

Box6

Loading Gauges

Envelope

Box6

Correspondence with Robert Humm re Signal Box drawing

Loose

Box6

Lock and Block

Envelope

Box6

Photocopy Mechanical Railway Signalling

Envelope

Box6

Photographs (photocopies of early officials)

Envelope

Box6

Photocopies of photographs of point rodding etc.

Folder

Box6

Sketches (inc Little Eaton Jc diagram and MR signal box nameboard lettering)

Hardback folder

Box6

Midland Railway stations. Manuscript with many original photographs c. 1971.

Hardback folder

Box6

People and Biographies

Folder

Box6

Misc (locations etc.)

Folder

Box6

Misc (locations etc.)

Folder

Box6

Copies of Published Books etc.

Folder

Box6

Photocopies of Pictures

Folder

Box6

Assorted photocopies of MR Signalling subjects

Folder

Box6

Copies of Articles

Lever Arch

Box6

Signalling Misc Photos and Papers

Folder

Box7

Facts and Figures

Lever Arch

Box7

Photocopy of Railways Around Stockport (Greg Fox)

Loose

Box7

Lever Nameplate exercise

Loose file

Box7

Scenes from the Past 11 Nottingham V Forster & W Taylor annotated copy

Book

Box7

Folder containing LMS S&T Dept memos and original diagrams. Addressed to Installer Thompson, Derby, part of LMS Sheffield District early 1930s

Folder

Box7

List of Signal Boxes in Trent and Derby area to be demolished and by whom 1970.

Single Loose Sheet

Box7

Large volume of assorted loose papers, including photocopies of secondary material, correspondence etc.

Loose

Box8

Framed portrait photograph of Harold Rudgard 1948

Framed & Glazed

Box8

Group photo rear of Midland Hotel c.1930, centred on J.H.Follows General Superintendent, includes H.Rudgard

Card backed photograph

Box8

Loose A3 photocopies of primary material

Loose

Box8

LTS Block signalling. Explanation produced by LMS 1925, with Railway Signalling Co. 'blueprint' drawings, all overstamped Derby Museums 1974.

Envelope

Box8

Collection of LMS period goods wagon photos, evidently computer printed (marked 'colortone')

Envelope

Box8

Curves Over Which Different Classes of Engine Will Travel With Safety. Four folders presented by Sir Henry Fowler Feb 1927, one marked as being James Briggs' copy

Envelope

Box8

Instructions To Be Observed By The Signalman On Duty at South Junction, Mangotsfield. Pastebook of memos c. 1869 including earlier general memos, Regulation for Train Signalling by Block Telegraph System, March 1869,

Original Paste Book

Box8

The Train Control System of the Midland Railway, reprinted from the Railway Gazette July 8, 1921.

Original

Box8

Moderate volume of assorted loose papers, including photocopies of secondary material, correspondence etc.

Loose

Box8

Folder containing photocopies of Derby maps sourced from Derby Local Studies 1852 1900s

Lever Arch

Box8

Assorted Midland Railway parcel and goods waybills, most destined for Etwall GNR

Envelope

Box8

LMS Motive Power Depots folder containing plans and layouts of many Midland Division MPDs 17A Derby absent

Hardback folder (original)

Box8

LMS Interlocking Block Standard Diagrams wiring diagrams dated 1937

Folder

Box8

Assorted Midland Railway official photographs, large format, mainly illustrating early signals

Loose

Box9

Colour photocopy of Farnsfield East signal box diagram dated 29JAN1892

Rolled

Box9

Photocopies of a series of signalling layouts of M&GN signal boxes, some with locking charts; Melton Constable East, Sutton Bridge Station, Sutton Bridge East, Yarmouth Beach, Bourne West, Potter Heigham, Terrington, Walpole, Thursdford, Welland Bank Jc.

Rolled

Box9

Leicester Jc., Burton locking chart 1937, with amendments between 1938 1955.

Rolled

Box9

Copy of Spondon Jc. 1897 lever frame and diagram

Rolled

Box9

Southern Region traction power supply diagram 1954

Rolled

Box9

Seven A2 photocopies of LMS Facing Point Lock mechanism engineering drawing dated 1937

Rolled

Box9

LMS Standard signal drawing, one original with LMS Signal Assistant's Office stamp, plus three copies.

Rolled

Box9

Original signal box diagram from Gresley Station (Burton Leicester line) LMS period but no date right end missing.

Rolled

Box9

Photocopy of Midland Railway block telegraph stations 11APR1876.

Rolled

The Dunbar Collection

Ledgers

LMS Signal Box Register

Track Circuit Register

Locking Book No.12 (S&T memos only)

Locking Book No. 6 (data & memos)

Locking Book No.4

Locking Book No. 5

Laboratory Notes No.3 (1910/11)

Laboratory Notes No.4 (1912)

(Contains list of TCs 1 - 297)

Laboratory Notes No.5 (1912)

Laboratory Notes No.6 (1912/13)

Laboratory Notes No.7 (1913)

Laboratory Notes No.8 (1913/14)

Laboratory Notes No.9 (1914)

Laboratory Notes No.10 (1914/15)

Laboratory Notes No.11 (1916/17)

Railphone Experiments 1914

Signal Works Apportionment 1885-1912

Signal Works Apportionment 1914-1922

Box 6

Signal Works MoT submissions 1932-1967 215mm x 335mm x 15mm A3

Flat Plans

Wrights Siding

Sileby

Barron Hill

Loughboroug

Attenborough Station

Sileby

Higham Ferrers

Hayfield Branch

Loughborough

Calverton Colliery

Clenchwarton MGN

Walpole MGN

Tydd MGN

Ferry MGN

Weston on Trent

Annesley

Hellifield North Jn (locking)

Linby Colliery Sidings - MR tracing signed by P Prince dated 13DEC1893 with alterations dated 09MAY1966 (tracing fragile)

Neasden Midland

Mansfield South Jn

Trowell Moor Jn (locking)

Pinxton (locking 1975)

Woodhouse Mill No.2

Stenson Junction (proposed renewal 1949 architects - never built)

Flitwick (locking)

Silkstream Jn (locking)

Bentinck Colliery (locking)

Spondon Station (brick base architect plan)

Linby Station (locking)

Matlock (detail of SB elevated superstructure)

Annesley Stn

Foolscap lever list: Linby Stn

Foolscap lever list: London Road Leicester

Foolscap lever list: Junction Road Junction

Foolscap lever list: Bentinck Colliery

Foolscap lever list: Saffron Lane Crossing

Box 9

Midland Pattern Signal Box (Type 4a) A3 Plus

LMSR Signal Box interior cross section

Midland Pattern Signal Box (Type 4b)

19 x drawings of signals and signal parts

10x drawings of frames

4 x A4 photocopied drawings of Rotary block wiring

2 x folders A4 photocopied papers relating to locking

Glasgow & South SC_body sm Rly Standard Drawing of Cranks & Compensators

Glasgow & South Rly Standard Drawing of Cranks & Compensator Soles

Rolled Plans

Brass name & number plates for double wire frames

LMS Train Tablet Sections (p6-8 only)

Neilsons Sidings 3 x locking charts

Willesden Cariage Shed South & North locking chart (2002 photocopy)

Neasden Midland locking chart (photocopy)

LMSR Tumbler Frame locking (extract) (photocopy)

Horn bar ex Midland frame (extract) (photocopy)

Special Bar Lock for 4� Centre Interlocking Frame (2 x photocopy)

Special Replacement Lock for 4�

Method of Interlocking between Detonator & Signal (3 x photocopy)

Wellingborough Jn interlocking chart (x2)

MR Tumbler frame (elevation & section) (photocopy)

LMS Signal Works Crewe 26MAY1933 example of tappet locking action (2 x photocopy)

BR(NE) Sequential Locking for LM Tumbler Frame 1952 (photocopy)

Langham Jn locking chart (photocopy)

Templates & Gauges for use on Lever Frames - Manchester S&T 28APR1954 (+ photocopy)

Edale Locking Diagram

GA & details components of REC Standard Frame (3 sheets + 2 x photocopies)

Rotary Interlocking Block - Blocking Back Arrangement - parts required. Telegraph Superintendent

LMSR (Midland Division) Automatic Gate Stop mechanism 07MAY1945 (photocopy)

Tewkesbury & Upton Train Staff & Key LMS Crewe S&T 28FEB1939 (original)

MR Hand Quadrant Lever (reissued by BR(LMR) 14JUN1955 from 1920 drg (photocopy)

Derby 20MAR1929 (photocopy)

Neilsons Sidings North signalling diagram no date (tracing)

Wellingbrough Jn locking chart (tracing& photocopy)

Woodhouse Mill detailed locking chart 1938 (4x rolled original/tracing)

Swadlincote West box diagram (office copy tracing)

Gresley Station box diagram (office copy negative)

Bullwell Forest Crossing tappet locking diagram set of 8 turnover levers nd (tracing)

Chellaton Station tappet locking diagram (tracing & copy plus photocopy)

Beeston Station frame renewal 10SEP1950 signalling plan & locking (tracing)

Newton (Bedford - Leicester) box diagram (office copy tracing)

Gaultney Wood (Market Harboro - Kettering) box diagram (office copy tracing)

Dudding Hill Station box diagram (office copy tracing)

Melbourne tappet locking diagram (tracing & copy plus photocopy)

Clay Cross South sequential locking (tracing)

Pilton (Luffenham - Manton) box diagram (office copy tracing)

Pilton (Luffenham - Manton) stage diagram (office copy tracing)

Blea Moor tappet locking (photocopy)

Lights Siding Bedford box diagram (office copy tracing)

Wellingborough North & south Sidings tappet locking (tracing)

Kettering Iron & Coal Co.s Siding box diagram (office copy tracing)

Kettering U.D.Cs Siding box diagram (office copy tracing)

Belper Goods Up Siding Frame box diagram (office copy tracing)

Woodville Junction Stage diagram (office copy tracing)

Whissendine - removal of Up Home 2 - BR 12JUL1971 (tracing)

West Bridge Goods Yard

Neilsons Sidings tumbler locking plan (fragile tracing)

Heanor Tramway Crossing tappet locking chart

Little Eaton Station box diagram (office copy tracing)

Leicester two chain plan

Shefford box diagram (office copy tracing)

Oakham Level Crossing signalling plan - MR tracing heavily adapted by BR 07JUL1971

Swains Park Crossing box diagram (office copy tracing)

Woodville Station box diagram (office copy tracing)

Frisby Station LMS signalling plan tracing adapted by BR nd

Melton Junction Frame box diagram (office copy tracing)

Derby Station For Announcers Room tracing

Thrapston box diagram (office copy tracing)

Cardington box diagram (office copy tracing)

Branston Sidings No.2 box diagram (office copy tracing)

Lenton Raleigh Cycle Co.s Siding GF diagram (office copy tracing)

Welby Sidings GF diagram (office copy tracing)

Saffron Lane Crossing Stage diagram (office copy tracing)

Market Harborough No.2 Stage box diagram (office copy tracing) (vertical pattern)

Stretton (Ambergate - Clay Cross) Ground Frame diagram (office copy tracing)

Henlow Camp box diagram (office copy tracing)

Lingard Lane Colliery (Bredbury - Reddish Jn) box diagram (office copy tracing)

Boothorpe Sidings box diagram (office copy tracing)

Slacks Crossing (Hayfield) box diagram (office copy tracing)

Humberstone Road New Wharf Stage box diagram (office copy tracing)

Willington Stage diagram (office copy tracing)

Rushden tappet locking (tracing)

Electric Check Lock for Standard Frame 1:1 scale

Sharpness Swing Bridge (several detailed drawings in tube)

Derby Signal Works (3 x photocopy)

LMS Eastern Division Standard Signal Arm & Fittings

MR Special Signal Arm (Spectacle in the Arm)

Rolled signal plans Shipley

Rolled signal component plans

Spondon Junction demonstration frame drawing (photocopy)

Roll of negative drawings on acetate inc. tumbler frame and Standard Signal Box (Type 4e)

Bradford

Keighley & Worth Valley.

Roll of 10 x photocopied drawings of MR Level Crossing Gate mechanisms

Plan & elevation of platform buildings Nottingham Station.

Nottingham Station signalling plan

Tappet locking examples from most pre-grouping railways for consideration by R.E.C.

Architect drawing of standard MR signal box (Type 4e)

LMS (Midland Division) standard signal x2

Nottingham Station Signalling plan (linen

Lever drum and automatic compensator for double wire-worked trailable points. Maz J�del & Co.

Sketch shewing method of erecting signal box on girders. 16MAR1891 (water colour and photocopy)

Series of tracings compiled for use at Crewe signal works.

Armley Sidings 328x116 elevated signal box including site plan (negative)

Tumbler Interlocking Frame example (Spondon Junction) (negative)

MR Tumbler Interlocking 1899 pattern components (negative)

Desford Colliery Sidings diagram & locking 23OCT1970

Flitwick locking chart and Hudson layout and locking

five sheets thought to be created as an example of MR tumbler locking.

LMS pattern signal box (Middlewich - left end missing off copy) (photocopy)

5 x original drawings of MR Level Crossing components

Thames Haven Junction original Signal Box diagram Jan 1937.

Detail of Tablet Lock B

MR Indicating Signal details.

Spondon Junction tumbler drawing with two associated detail drawings.

MR Standard Locking Frame drawing and standard tumbler components (photocopy)

MR Double Action Gate Machine

Arrangement and details of apparatus for working level crossing at New Street No. 2 Burton.

5 x original drawings relating to MR level crossing components (fragile)

Architects drawing x2 of frontage of New MR Station

MR Standard signal arms

Trent Station North Jn signalling plan immediately pre-PSB (Station and Trent Station South already demolished).

Trent Station signalling plan with North & South SBs. TCs coloured. 01FEB1966

Leicester Station signalling plan 15JUL1965

MR Standard 20 x 10 x 8 signal box (modern designation Type 3A) 1906 watercolour.

REC Standard Lever Frame

BR period gradient profile for ex-GNR Leen Valley

Train Staffs and Keys drawing......

Sheet 1:

13FEB1895 - Yate & Thornbury

Amman Sidings & Brynamman

Swadlincote Stn East and Woodville Pasr Stn.

West Bridge Branch

Daybrook to Annesley.

Barnoldswick Branch

Hampton Branch

Stockingford Branch

Hemel Hempsted Branch

London Rd Junc Nottingham.

Sheet 2:

10MAY1895: Kettering & Loddington

Dudbridge Junction and Nailsworth

Dursley Branch

Farnsfield & Southwell Station

Llansamlet & Glais Junction

Stonehouse Station & Dudbridge Sids.

Gurnos Junction & Amman Sidings

Single Line Junction & Oxenhope

Fosse Road & West Bridge.

Single Line Jun. Barnt Green & Gas Works Sdg.

Yniscedwyn & Capel Colbren Junction

Six Pit Junction & Llansamlet

Leeds Forge Branch.

Sheet 3:

23JUL1895: Desford Junction & Fosse Road

Mansfield North & Farnsfield

Pleasley Junc. & Pleasley Station

Dubridge Junction & Stroud