Person NameCaledonian Railway Co.; Canal Department; 1845-1923
ActivityThe Caledonian Railway originated in 1845 with the Caledonian Railway Act, whereby Parliament authorised a continuation northwards of the Lancaster & Carlisle line, part of what was to become the London & North Western Railway. With Joseph Locke (1805-1860) as engineer, the route was carried to Perth and later, by the construction of several lines that all eventually became part of the Caledonian, to Aberdeen. The company became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. The Canal Department was responsible for cargo passing through the Forth & Clyde Canal. The Canal was transferred to the ownership of the British Transport Commission in 1948 when the railways and their assets were nationalised.
Corporate NameCaledonian Railway Co.
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