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B.R.C. Milsom photographs

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D398

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: B.R.C. Milsom photographs

Short Title: B.R.C. Milsom photographs

Creation date(s): 1929

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.001 cubic metres (6 photographs)

Name of creator(s): Great Western Railway Co., Cardiff


Administrative/Biographical history: The photographs relate to the work of the former Newtown Goods Yard, Cardiff, managed by the Great Western Rail Co. 6 photographs of the Great Western Railway Co. Newtown Goods Yard, Cardiff, or freight depot. The earlier depot was reorganised and rebuilt by the company 1928-1929. This enabled the construction of a system of freight trains operating between major towns and cities enabling delivery of goods on the day following despatch known as the Registered Transits Scheme. The company introduced use of road-rail containers operating from depots such as those in Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol connecting with a fleet of motor lorries for delivery on the same day for places within 30 miles from the depots. A smaller service from other railway stations provided additional local goods delivery.


Scope and content/abstract: B.R.C. Milsom photographs comprising of photographs


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private donor, 2005



Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Archives finding aids

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006


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