Research - Timetables


Item

Notes on information that can be obtained

Source

 

 

 

Passenger Timetable (PTT)

Covers all regular scheduled passenger services, usually includes through carriages from/to other railways and dining car workings

 

Oct 1912 – March 1913 – Reproduced as facsimile copy

TNA & NRM & KHSC

 

NERA Publication

Working Timetable (WTT)

Incorporates all regular passenger and goods workings

 

 

Various dates have been produced as facsimile copies

Note: mineral duties were worked on a ‘as required’ basis governed by local control offices so few paper timetables exist however a 1927 Mineral Train Timetable for the Newcastle District has been reproduced.

TNA & NRM & KHSC

 

NERA Publication

NERA Publication

Pilot and Shunting Engine Working

Issued for major centres – lists regular pilot and shunting duties

 

N/k

Engine Working Rosters

Lists engine workings on a shed by shed basis and the duties performed by the engine and crew. Separate booklets were issued for passenger and goods rosters. 1900 – 39

TNA (for 1900-39)

 

KHSC (odd copies)

Carriage Rosters

Lists the formations of all timetabled passenger and parcels services.

(LNER & BR issues split into East Coast and NE area books)

 

Various dates have been produced as facsimile copies

TNA & KHSC

 

 

NERA Publication

Special Traffic Notices (STN)

Lists all extra trains to normal timetable (i.e. excursions) and additional carriages on timetabled services

N/k

Station Working Books

Issued for major stations and applies to passenger train workings – lists trains calling and which platform was used

 

York, Summer 1953

KHSC (for 1939 issues)

 

NERA Publication

Rule Books

Rules to be followed by railway staff. Issued c1840 onwards

TNA & KHSC


 

Appendix to WTT

Lists general and local operating procedures and restrictions, c1873 – 1979

Local operating procedures were separated and reproduced as a book after c1922. The LNER called these general and sectional appendices and recombined them as a single book in the 1931 and 1947 editions. Supplements to the Appendix were also issued to capture alterations.

 

1874 (1st time ex S&DR lines were included)

TNA & NRM & KHSC

 

 

 

 

 

NERA Publication

Operating Instructions

Details local operating practices at level crossings, ground frames and signal boxes, c1900-50.

NERA Library

Road Van Book

Details workings of Road Vans in Pick-up goods trains

TNA

Loads of Engines

Gives tables of loads allowed to be taken by classes of engine over each line. Passenger and freight booklets

KHSC

 

 

 

 

 

Abbreviations: KHSC - Ken Hoole Study Centre, Darlington ; TNA (The National Archives), Kew, CRO – County Record Offices; HLRO – House of Lords Records Office; NRM – National Railway Museum; HMRS – Historical Model Railway Society; SRS – Signalling Record Society