Links to non-TfL Collections
The following organisations and repositories hold archival collections that may be of use or interest to you.
Bristol Archives – Sir George White Papers for London United Tramways papers
City of Westminster Archives Centre – general collections mentioning transport in the City of Westminster
Hackney Archives – general collections mentioning transport in the borough of Hackney
Hammersmith and Fulham Local Studies and Archives – general collections mentioning transport in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Historical Model Railway Society – The society holds over 250,000 drawings in its collection held at its Museum & Study Centre. Mostly for railway rolling stock, they cover the period from 1840s to the 1980s. It is the custodian of the extensive Metro-Cammell drawing collection
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) – Part of TfL’s archive collection is on deposit at LMA and is catalogued with the prefix ACC/1297. This collection includes much early London General Omnibus Company and Metropolitan Railway material. The LMA collection more widely holds much information on transport planning in London.
London Transport Museum – holds the poster and main photographic collection of Transport for London, as well as many records relating to all aspects of London’s transport history
Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick – national records of Trade Unions and related organisations
St Bride Foundation Library – original artwork for Edward Johnston’s London Underground designs, Eric Gill archive
Network Rail Archive – records relating to areas of dual operation and concern between Network Rail and London Underground and TfL Rail
Newham Archives and Local Studies Library – general collections mentioning transport in the borough of Newham
Parliamentary Archives – parliamentary bills, acts, deposited plans
Royal Institute of British Architects – papers of some architects who have worked on the designs of the Underground network
The Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel Archive – The archive reveals original working and design drawings of outstanding aesthetic quality and technical clarity and it also offers a comprehensive insight into the development of both Marc Brunel’s career and of his design capabilities, and his famous son, Isambard, just embarking on his career.
The Bus Archive – more than 1 million documents, timetables and other records, 1 million images of buses, coaches trolleybuses and trams, 8,000 books and other publications
The National Railway Museum – Price and Reeves Archive consists of drawings prepared for contract work on the London Electric Railway, Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway, and Rotherhithe Tunnel. The collection also contains stereoscopic photographs of construction on the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway and the Rotherhithe Tunnel.
Tower Hamlets Local History and Archives – general collections mentioning transport in the borough of Tower Hamlets