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This page lists drawings of old permanent way. It provides links to and details of all on-line drawings on oldpway.info.

See also the Lists Guide page for lists of drawings held by archives and libraries.

Lists of Drawings

These lists of on-line and other drawings are arranged as Comparative Report drawings followed by Company drawings, arranged alphabetically for each region of the world (British Isles, Europe, India, Australia, USA and Canada). The Comparative Report drawings are from reports which compare or describe the permanent way of many different railway companies. The Company drawings show the permanent way of particular railway companies. These Company drawing lists include cross references to drawings in the Comparative Reports.

Within each list drawings are arranged in order of drawing date. Each drawing is marked with an availability status, using the following abbreviations.

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Where possible the lists give rail weights, which are in lbs per yard.

The lists of drawings are on this page, at the following links.

Comparative Reports Drawings

Hunt_1895_drawings. Details of drawings. See also Details of report, IRC_article.
1895 Strengthening of Permanent Way (English speaking countries). 35 plates from Hunt_1895, "Strengthening of Permanent Way in View of Increased Speed of Trains (English speaking countries)", by William Hunt. This was Report 2 for Section 1 Question I of the 1895 International Railway Congress.
The drawings show the plain line permanent way (mostly rail joint, fishplate, rail section, chair, fixings, sleeper spacing and formation) used by a number of British, Colonial and USA railways.
Rails are bull head (BH) except where noted as flat bottomed (FB). Fishplates are normal (extends between head and foot of rail), or wide (extends out and down to bottom of foot of rail), or wrapping (extends down and round under foot of rail), or deep (extends below foot of rail).

PlatePageFile LinkRail Description
1I/471895pw_pl01_CamR View80lbs Cambrian Railway. Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
2I/481895pw_pl02_FR View80½lbs Furness Railway. Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
3I/491895pw_pl03_GER View85lbs Great Eastern Railway. Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
4I/501895pw_pl04_GNR View85lbs Great Northern Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
5I/511895pw_pl05_GWR View92lbs Great Western Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
6I/521895pw_pl06_LYR View86lbs Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
7I/531895pw_pl07_LBSCR View84lbs London Brighton & South Coast Railway. Joint with deep fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
8I/541895pw_pl08_LNWR View80 & 90lbs London & North Western Railway. Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail sections. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
9I/551895pw_pl09_LSWR View87lbs London & South Western Railway. Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
10I/561895pw_pl10_MSLR View86lbs Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
11I/571895pw_pl11_MR View85lbs Midland Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
12I/581895pw_pl12_NER View90lbs North Eastern Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
13I/591895pw_pl13_SER View82lbs South Eastern Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
14I/601895pw_pl14_CalR View90lbs Caledonian Railway. Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
15I/611895pw_pl15_GSWR View90lbs Glasgow & South Western Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
16I/621895pw_pl16_HR View76½,77 & 80lbs Highland Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail sections. Chair with key. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
17I/631895pw_pl17_NBR View84lbs North British Railway. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Formation.
18I/641895pw_pl18_GNRI_1 View85lbs BH Great Northern Railway Ireland (sheet 1). Joint with wrapping fishplate. BH rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19I/651895pw_pl19_GNRI_2 View79lbs FB Great Northern Railway Ireland (sheet 2). Joint with deep fishplate. FB rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
20I/661895pw_pl20_GSWRI View74lbs FB Great Southern & Western Railway (Ireland). Joint with wrapping & normal fishplates. FB rail section. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
21I/671895pw_pl21_CORusa View75lbs FB Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (USA). Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
22I/681895pw_pl22_CBQRusa View75lbs FB Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (USA). Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail section. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
23I/691895pw_pl23_ICRusa View70 & 75lbs FB Illinois Central Railroad (USA). Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail sections. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
24I/701895pw_pl24_LSMSRusa View71lbs FB Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (USA). Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail section. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
25I/711895pw_pl25_NYCHRRusa_1 View100lbs FB New York Central & Hudson River Railroad (USA) (sheet 1). Joint with wide fishplate.
26I/721895pw_pl26_NYCHRRusa_2 View100lbs FB New York Central & Hudson River Railroad (USA) (sheet 2). Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
27I/731895pw_pl27_NYCHRRusa_3 View65,70,75,80 & 100lbs FB New York Central & Hudson River Railroad (USA) (sheet 3). FB rail sections.
28I/741895pw_pl28_PRusa View65,70 & 85lbs FB Pennsylvania Railroad (USA). Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail sections. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
29I/751895pw_pl29_EIRind View85lbs East Indian Railway (India). Joint with wide fishplate. Rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
30I/761895pw_pl30_NSWGRaus_1 View80lbs BH New South Wales Government Railways (Australia) (sheet 1). Joint with normal fishplate. BH rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
31I/771895pw_pl31_NSWGRaus_2 View80lbs FB New South Wales Government Railways (Australia) (sheet 2). Joint with normal & wide fishplates. FB rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
32I/871895pw_pl32_LTSR View72lbs London Tilbury & Southend Railway. Joint with deep fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Formation.
33I/881895pw_pl33_ATSFRusa_1 View52,56,61,67,70 & 71lbs FB Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (USA) (sheet 1). Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail sections.
34I/891895pw_pl34_ATSFRusa_2 View66lbs FB Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (USA) (sheet 2). Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail section. Formation.
35I/901895pw_pl35_SARaus View80lbs FB South Australian Railways (Australia). Joint with deep fishplate. FB rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.

Worthington_1900_drawings. Details of drawings. See also Details of report, Bate_1999, IRC_article.
1900 British and Colonial Points and Crossings. 42 plates from Worthington_1900, "British Railways Points and Crossings" by W B Worthington. This was Report 2 for Section 1 Question III of 1900 International Railway Congress.
PlatePageFile LinkRail Description
1III/1531900pc_pl01_CalR_pnts View90lbs Caledonian Railway. Points. Crossover junction. Rail sections.
2III/1541900pc_pl02_CalR_xings View90lbs Caledonian Railway. Crossing. Nose. Diamond crossing.
3III/1551900pc_pl03_FR View88lbs Furness Railway. 12’ 0” Points and stock rails. Crossing showing standard check rail for all crossings 1 in 2 to 1 in 10½. Rail sections.
4III/1561900pc_pl04_GSWR_pnts View90lbs Glasgow & South Western Railway. 22’ 0” Points and stock rails. Rail sections.
5III/1571900pc_pl05_GSWR_xings View90lbs Glasgow & South Western Railway. 1 in 8 crossing. Plan of splice rail crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Nose sections.
6III/1581900pc_pl06_GCR View86lbs Great Central Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 24’ 0” Points and stock rail. Rail section.
7III/1591900pc_pl07_GER View85lbs Great Eastern Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Elevation of end of point. Rail sections. 15’ 0” point and stock rail.
8III/1601900pc_pl08_GNR View96lbs Great Northern Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Enlarged plan of crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 15’ 0” Points and stock rails. Rail sections.
9III/1611900pc_pl09_GNRI View85lbs Great Northern Railway of Ireland. Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 12’ 0” Points and stock rails. Plan of crossing splice rail. Rail sections.
10III/1621900pc_pl10_GSWRI_pnts View83lbs FB Great Southern & Western Railway of Ireland. 15’ 0” points and stock rails. FB rail sections.
11III/1631900pc_pl11_GSWRI_xing View83lbs FB Great Southern & Western Railway of Ireland. Crossing 1 in 8. Detail of Check rail. Detail of 1 in 8 Crossing. FB rail sections.
12III/1641900pc_pl12_GSWRI_diax View83lbs FB Great Southern & Western Railway of Ireland. Diamond crossing 1 in 9. FB rail sections.
13III/1651900pc_pl13_GWR_pnts View95lbs Great Western Railway. 14’ 0” points and stock rail. Rail sections.
14III/1661900pc_pl14_GWR_xings View95lbs Great Western Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Enlarged plan showing position of blocks in 1 in 8 crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Plan of splice rail of crossing. Method of holding down crossing point. Rail sections.
15III/1671900pc_pl15_HBR View88lbs Hull & Barnsley Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Plan of Splice rail of crossing and position of blocks. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 12’ 0” Points and stock rails. Rail sections.
16III/1681900pc_pl16_LYR_pnts View86lbs Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. 24’ 0” Points and stock rail. Rail sections.
17III/1691900pc_pl17_LYR_xings View86lbs Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Plan of splice rail of crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Rail sections.
18III/1701900pc_pl18_LBSCR View95lbs London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. Crossing 1 in 9. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Elevation of end of point. 14’ 0” points and stock rail. Rail sections.
19III/1711900pc_pl19_LNWR_pnts View90 & 103lbs London & North Western Railway. 20’ 0” Points and stock rail. Rail sections.
20III/1721900pc_pl20_LNWR_xings View90 & 103lbs London & North Western Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Enlarged plan showing position of blocks in 1 in 8 crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Rail sections. Wing rails.
21III/1731900pc_pl21_LSWR View87lbs London & South Western Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 13’ 6” points and stock rails. Checking junctions. Details of checking junctions. Rail section.
22III/1741900pc_pl22_NBR View92lbs North British Railway. Crossing. 16’ 0” points and stock rails. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Plan of crossing splice rail. Rail sections.
23III/1751900pc_pl23_NER View90lbs North Eastern Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Diagram and table of wing rails for various angles. Sectional plan of splice. 18’ 0” points and stock rails. Rail sections.
24III/1761900pc_pl24_CSRcan_pnts View80lbs Canada Southern Railway. 15’ 0” points and stock rail. Elevation and plan of rail brace. Detail of connecting rod no.1. Rail sections.
25III/1771900pc_pl25_CSRcan_xing View80lbs Canada Southern Railway. No.7 Crossing. Offset check rail for slip switches. Standard check rail.
26III/1781900pc_pl26_CSRcan_sprx View80lbs Canada Southern Railway. Plan of spring crossing and details.
27III/1791900pc_pl27_NSWRaus_pnts View80lbs New South Wales Railway. 15’ 0” points and stock rails. Rail sections.
28III/1801900pc_pl28_NSWRaus_xings View80lbs New South Wales Railway. Crossing 1 in 9. Detail of splice of 1 in 9 crossing. Detail of check rail. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Rail section.
29III/1811900pc_pl29_NSWRaus_sprx View80lbs New South Wales Railway. Plan of Spring crossing. Details of spring crossing.
30III/1821900pc_pl30_NSWRaus_swtx View80lbs New South Wales Railway. Switch crossing.
31III/1831900pc_pl31-32_LYR_wheel View86lbs Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Curved road. Rails and wheels.
32III/1831900pc_pl31-32_LYR_wheel View86lbs Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. Straight road. Rails and wheels.
33III/1841900pc_pl33_check_rail View Check rail and crossing wing rail. 1) As generally constructed. 2) Used by L&NWR and GWR.
34III/1851900pc_pl34_junction View Junction. Best Possible Junction.
35III/1861900pc_pl35-36_slip_xover View Slip Road. Cross Over Junction.
36III/1861900pc_pl35-36_slip_xover View Crossover Junctions.
37III/1871900pc_pl37_xovers View Crossover Junctions.
38III/1881900pc_pl38_GTRcan_pnts View80lbs Grand Trunk Railway. 15’ 0” points and stock rail. Elevation and plan at point. Rail sections.
39III/1891900pc_pl39_GTRcan_xings View80lbs Grand Trunk Railway. Crossing 1 in 10. Crossing 1 in 10 (detail). Crossing 1 in 5.4¼. Crossing 1 in 5.4¼ (detail). Diamond crossing 1 in 5.4¼. Details of support.
40III/1901900pc_pl40_BBCIRind View69 & 82lbs Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway. Crossing 1 in 8. Enlarged plan showing positions of blocks in 1 in 8 crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 15’ 0” points and stock rails. Rail sections.
41III/1911900pc_pl41_VRaus_pnts View75, 80 & 100lbs Victorian Railways. 15’ 9” points and stock rails. Elevation of point rail. Rail sections.
42III/1921900pc_pl42_VRaus_xings View80lbs Victorian Railways. Crossing 1 in 8.7. Part elevation of 1 in 8.7 crossing. Rail sections. Crossing 1 in 8.7 (detail). Crossing 1 in 8½. Diamond crossing 1 in 8.61. Diamond crossing 1 in 7¾. Check rail.

Ross_1905_drawings. Details of drawings. See also Details of report. Licensed and used under Open Government Licence version 3.0.
1905 REA Standardization of Permanent Way Rail Joints. 53 watercoloured drawings from Ross_1905, "Railway Engineers' Association. Standardization of Permanent Way Rail Joints", by Alexander Ross. This is the first report (dated 2 June 1905) prepared for the REA committee that had been set up on 27 January 1905 to consider standardization of permanent way rail joints.
The drawings show the joints, fishplates and chairs in use by many British railway companies in 1905. They also show some joints being used experimentally, joints suggested by inventors and joints suggested for the new (1904) British Standard ("BS") rails. There is a lot of useful information on drawing 2, which is a summary of the design details of the joints used by the companies who contributed to the report.
All the rails are bull head except on the Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland drawing 50 which is flat bottomed (FB).
DwgFile LinkRail Description
11905jt_d01_drawings_list View List of drawings.
21905jt_d02_dimensions View Summary table of Dimensions from all drawings.
[From BRER CCE PWDO]
21905jt_d02_dimensions_nrm View Summary table of Dimensions from all drawings.
[From NRM]
31905jt_d03_GCR View96lbs Great Central Railway. Details of Permanent Way.
41905jt_d04_GER View95lbs Great Eastern Railway. Details of Joint and Fastenings for 95lbs Bullheaded Steel rails.
51905jt_d05_GNR_80lbs_1875 View80lbs Great Northern Railway. Deep fishplate for 80lb rail 1875.
61905jt_d06_GNR_82lbs_1887 View82lbs Great Northern Railway. Joint in 82lbs GN rail 1887.
71905jt_d07_GNR_85lbs_1892 View85lbs Great Northern Railway. Joint in 85lbs rail 1892.
81905jt_d08_GNR_96lbs_1903 View96lbs Great Northern Railway. Joint in 96lbs rail 1903.
91905jt_d09_GNR_BS_1906 View95 & 100lbs Great Northern Railway. Joint proposed in 95 or 100lbs BS rail 1906.
101905jt_d10_GNR_from_1860 View72 to 100lbs Great Northern Railway. Types of fishplates in general use since 1860.
111905jt_d11_inventors View Index of joints put forward by inventors.
121905jt_d12_Hart View95lbs Hart’s Patent Joint for 95lbs rail.
131905jt_d13_Stossfangchienne View85lbs Patent Fishrail "Stossfangchienne" for 85lbs GN rail 1898.
141905jt_d14_Wright View85lbs Wright’s patent joint for 85lbs GN rail.
151905jt_d15_GNR_BS_angle View95lbs GNR Suggested angle fishplate for 95lbs BS rail.
161905jt_d16_Bonzano_95lbs View95lbs Bonzano’s Patent joint for 95lbs BS rail.
171905jt_d17_Bonzano_100lbs View100lbs Bonzano joint adapted to a 100lbs Bullheaded BS section rail.
--1905jt_dxx_burt_boulton_haywood_nrm View85lbs Burt, Boulton & Haywood's Patent Rail Joint 1905.
181905jt_d18_GWR View97½lbs Great Western Railway. Details of Permanent way for main lines. Bull head steel rail section 00. 97½lbs/yd.
[From BRER CCE PWDO]
181905jt_d18_GWR_nrm View97½lbs Great Western Railway. Details of Permanent way for main lines. Bull head steel rail section 00. 97½lbs/yd.
[From NRM]
191905jt_d19_HBR_nrm View88lbs Hull & Barnsley Railway. Permanent way rail joint.
201905jt_d20_LYR_old_86lbs View86lbs Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Details of permanent way rail joints now in use for 86lbs rail.
211905jt_d21_LYR_new_86lbs View86lbs Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Details of permanent way rail joints intended to be used for 86lbs rail.
221905jt_d22_LYR_95lbs View95lbs Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Details of permanent way rail joints for 95lbs rail.
231905jt_d23_Holme View Holme, Hart and Watson’s Patent rail joint.
241905jt_d24_LNWR_1905 View95lbs London & North Western Railway. Details of Permanent way 1905. BS section of rail. 95lbs/yard.
251905jt_d25_LNWR_from_1853 View London & North Western Railway. Types of fishplates in general use since 1853.
261905jt_d26_LSWR_90lbs View90lbs London & South Western Railway. Joint for 90lbs BH Rails.
271905jt_d27_LSWR_90lbs_bridge View90lbs London & South Western Railway. Bridge Fishplates for 90lbs rails.
281905jt_d28_LBSCR View95lbs London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. Details of permanent way.
291905jt_d29_LTSR View80lbs London, Tilbury & Southend Railway. Permanent way standard rail joint.
301905jt_d30_MR_100lbs View100lbs Midland Railway. Permanent Way, 100lbs pattern.
311905jt_d31_MR_100lbs_BS View100lbs Midland Railway. Joint as proposed BS Section 100.
321905jt_d32_NER_std_nrm View90lbs North Eastern Railway. Standard Rail Joint and Fastenings.
331905jt_d33_NER_exp_supported_nrm View90lbs North Eastern Railway. Experimental Supported Rail Joint.
341905jt_d34_NER_exp_chair_nrm View North Eastern Railway. Experimental rail Joints with Special Chair.
351905jt_d35_NSR View90lbs North Staffordshire Railway. Permanent way rail joint.
361905jt_d36_SECR_SE View91¼lbs South Eastern & Chatham Railway. Details of Permanent way for main lines. South Eastern Section.
371905jt_d37_SECR_C View85½lbs South Eastern & Chatham Railway. Details of Permanent way for main lines. Chatham Section.
381905jt_d38_CalR View90lbs Caledonian Railway. Permanent Way. Standard Joint for 90lb rail.
391905jt_d39_GSWR View90lbs Glasgow and South Western Railway. Details of rail joint.
401905jt_d40_GNSR View90lbs Great North of Scotland Railway. Permanent way rail joint.
Clarification: the notes on the fishplate are:
  1/8" washer
<-------- 4½" -------->
1" diam. hole in plate
1" sq. hole in other plate
411905jt_d41_HR_standard View90lbs The Highland Railway Company. Standard Rail joint.
421905jt_d42_HR_supported View90lbs The Highland Railway Company. Supported Rail joint.
431905jt_d43_NBR View92lbs North British Railway. Drawing of Permanent way.
Clarifications:
On the "end of rail" elevation, the note says "Holes at end of rails to be drilled oval".
The chair bottom is recessed.
Note by spike says "Corner to be rounded".
Spike diameters from top to bottom are 11/2", 11/16", 15/16", 15/16", 3/4".
A pencilled note says that the sleeper centres scale 2’ – 6".
441905jt_d44_NBR_specials View North British Railway. Drawing of special joint chairs.
451905jt_d45_NBR_special View North British Railway. Drawing of special joint-chair.
461905jt_d46_GNRI_Mills_B View90lbs Great Northern Railway (Ireland). 90lbs steel bullhead permanent way. Mills’s system B of strengthening rail joints with longditudinal timber.
471905jt_d47_GNRI_Mills_A View90lbs Great Northern Railway (Ireland). 90lbs steel bullhead permanent way. Mills’s system A of strengthening rail joints with longditudinal timbers.
481905jt_d48_GNRI View90lbs Great Northern Railway (Ireland). 90lbs steel bullhead permanent way.
491905jt_d49_GSWRI View87lbs Great Southern & Western Railway (Ireland). 87lb BH permanent way.
501905jt_d50_MGWRI View95lbs FB Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland. Joint in 95lbs Flange rail.
511905jt_d51_MRNCC View83lbs Midland Railway Northern Counties Committee. Standard Bullheaded rail joint.
521905jt_d52_BS_joint View85, 90, 95 & 100lbs Engineering Standards Committee. Fishplates and Fishbolts for 85lbs "BS" to 100lbs "BS" rails. Suggested May 1904.
[From BRER CCE PWDO]
521905jt_d52_BS_joint_nrm View85, 90, 95 & 100lbs Engineering Standards Committee. Fishplates and Fishbolts for 85lbs "BS" to 100lbs "BS" rails. Suggested May 1904.
[From NRM]

British Isles Railway Company Drawings

Caledonian Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl14_CalR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.14 View90lbs Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
19001900pc_pl01_CalR_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.1 View90lbs Points. Crossover junction. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl02_CalR_xings IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.2 View90lbs Crossing. Nose. Diamond crossing.
CalR_ilace_ctchpnt_12ft_1in10 NAS/NRS & CRA View Interlaced "Double bladed catch points with crossing", with 12ft blades and 1 in 10 crossing. Traced from large scale drawing, RHP120106 NAS (National Archives of Scotland), 15034 (CR plan no ?). Original is National Records of Scotland, ref RHP120106, "Caledonian Railway. Plan of catch points with single and double blades and double blades with crossing." NRS on-line record detail is here with local oldpway copy here. Provided from CRA via Jim Guthrie in 2010.
CRA_archive. The Caledonian Railway Association (CRA) Archive contains some permanent way and related drawings within archive reference CRA6/5/1. A copy of the relevant page of the CRA archive catalogue is here.
The drawings include sleeper spacings, fish plates, crossover, buffer stops, embankments and cuttings, turntables, level crossing gates. Digital images of 4 of the drawings are on CRA CD CRA6/8. Details will be added here in the future and online copies will be provided if possible.
DateFileSource LinkRail Description
CAL_PW_5_sleeper_spacing CRA_archive View Spacing of Sleepers. Arrangements A, B and C for 48 and 60ft rails, giving 18, 19 or 20 per 48ft and 23, 24 or 25 per 60ft. Provided from CRA (old ref CAL/PW/5) via Jim Guthrie in 2010.

Cambrian Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl01_CamR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.1 View80lbs Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.

Furness Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl02_FR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.2 View80½lbs Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
19001900pc_pl03_FR IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.3 View88lbs 12’ 0” Points and stock rails. Crossing showing standard check rail for all crossings 1 in 2 to 1 in 10½. Rail sections.

Glasgow & South Western Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl15_GSWR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.15 View90lbs Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl04_GSWR_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.4 View90lbs 22’ 0” Points and stock rails. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl05_GSWR_xings IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.5 View90lbs 1 in 8 crossing. Plan of splice rail crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Nose sections.
19051905jt_d39_GSWR REA Ross_1905_drawings d.39 View90lbs Details of rail joint.

Great Central Railway drawings

Great Central Railway drawings are listed under Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway and Great Central Railway drawings.

Great Eastern Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl03_GER IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.3 View85lbs Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl07_GER IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.7 View85lbs Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Elevation of end of point. Rail sections. 15’ 0” point and stock rail.
19051905jt_d04_GER REA Ross_1905_drawings d.4 View95lbs Details of Joint and Fastenings for 95lbs Bullheaded Steel rails.

Great North of Scotland Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19051905jt_d40_GNSR REA Ross_1905_drawings d.40 View90lbs Permanent way rail joint.
Clarification: the notes on the fishplate are:
  1/8" washer
<-------- 4½" -------->
1" diam. hole in plate
1" sq. hole in other plate

Great Northern Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl04_GNR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.4 View85lbs Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
19001900pc_pl08_GNR IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.8 View96lbs Crossing 1 in 8. Enlarged plan of crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 15’ 0” Points and stock rails. Rail sections.
19051905jt_d05_GNR_80lbs_1875 REA Ross_1905_drawings d.5 View80lbs Deep fishplate for 80lb rail 1875.
19051905jt_d06_GNR_82lbs_1887 REA Ross_1905_drawings d.6 View82lbs Joint in 82lbs GN rail 1887.
19051905jt_d07_GNR_85lbs_1892 REA Ross_1905_drawings d.7 View85lbs Joint in 85lbs rail 1892.
19051905jt_d08_GNR_96lbs_1903 REA Ross_1905_drawings d.8 View96lbs Joint in 96lbs rail 1903.
19051905jt_d09_GNR_BS_1906 REA Ross_1905_drawings d.9 View95 & 100lbs Joint proposed in 95 or 100lbs BS rail 1906.
19051905jt_d10_GNR_from_1860 REA Ross_1905_drawings d.10 View72 to 100lbs Types of fishplates in general use since 1860.
19051905jt_d13_Stossfangchienne REA Ross_1905_drawings d.13 View85lbs Patent Fishrail "Stossfangchienne" for 85lbs GN rail 1898.
19051905jt_d14_Wright REA Ross_1905_drawings d.14 View85lbs Wright’s patent joint for 85lbs GN rail.
19051905jt_d15_GNR_BS_angle REA Ross_1905_drawings d.15 View95lbs GNR Suggested angle fishplate for 95lbs BS rail.

Great Northern Railway of Ireland drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl18_GNRI_1 IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.18 View85lbs BH Joint with wrapping fishplate. BH rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
18951895pw_pl19_GNRI_2 IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.19 View79lbs FB Joint with deep fishplate. FB rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl09_GNRI IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.9 View85lbs BH Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 12’ 0” Points and stock rails. Plan of crossing splice rail. Rail sections.
19051905jt_d46_GNRI_Mills_B REA Ross_1905_drawings d.46 View90lbs 90lbs steel bullhead permanent way. Mills’s system B of strengthening rail joints with longditudinal timber.
19051905jt_d47_GNRI_Mills_A REA Ross_1905_drawings d.47 View90lbs 90lbs steel bullhead permanent way. Mills’s system A of strengthening rail joints with longditudinal timbers.
19051905jt_d48_GNRI REA Ross_1905_drawings d.48 View90lbs 90lbs steel bullhead permanent way.

Great Southern & Western Railway (of Ireland) drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl20_GSWRI IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.20 View74lbs FB Joint with wrapping & normal fishplates. FB rail section. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl10_GSWRI_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.10 View83lbs FB 15’ 0” points and stock rails. FB rail sections.
19001900pc_pl11_GSWRI_xing IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.11 View83lbs FB Crossing 1 in 8. Detail of Check rail. Detail of 1 in 8 Crossing. FB rail sections.
19001900pc_pl12_GSWRI_diax IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.12 View83lbs FB Diamond crossing 1 in 9. FB rail sections.
19051905jt_d49_GSWRI REA Ross_1905_drawings d.49 View87lbs BH 87lb BH permanent way.

Great Western Railway (GWR) drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl05_GWR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.5 View92lbs Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl13_GWR_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.13 View95lbs 14’ 0” points and stock rail. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl14_GWR_xings IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.14 View95lbs Crossing 1 in 8. Enlarged plan showing position of blocks in 1 in 8 crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Plan of splice rail of crossing. Method of holding down crossing point. Rail sections.
19051905jt_d18_GWR REA Ross_1905_drawings d.18 View97½lbs Details of Permanent way for main lines. Bull head steel rail section 00. 97½lbs/yd.
[From BRER CCE PWDO]
19051905jt_d18_GWR_nrm REA Ross_1905_drawings d.18 View97½lbs Details of Permanent way for main lines. Bull head steel rail section 00. 97½lbs/yd.
[From NRM]

Highland Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl16_HR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.16 View76½,77 & 80lbs Joint with normal fishplate. Rail sections. Chair with key. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19051905jt_d41_HR_standard REA Ross_1905_drawings d.41 View90lbs Standard Rail joint.
19051905jt_d42_HR_supported REA Ross_1905_drawings d.42 View90lbs Supported Rail joint.

Hull & Barnsley Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19001900pc_pl15_HBR IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.15 View88lbs Crossing 1 in 8. Plan of Splice rail of crossing and position of blocks. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 12’ 0” Points and stock rails. Rail sections.
19051905jt_d19_HBR_nrm REA Ross_1905_drawings d.19 View88lbs Permanent way rail joint.

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl06_LYR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.6 View86lbs Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl16_LYR_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.16 View86lbs 24’ 0” Points and stock rail. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl17_LYR_xings IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.17 View86lbs Crossing 1 in 8. Plan of splice rail of crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl31-32_LYR_wheel IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.31 View86lbs Curved road. Rails and wheels.
19001900pc_pl31-32_LYR_wheel IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.32 View86lbs Straight road. Rails and wheels.
19051905jt_d20_LYR_old_86lbs REA Ross_1905_drawings d.20 View86lbs Details of permanent way rail joints now in use for 86lbs rail.
19051905jt_d21_LYR_new_86lbs REA Ross_1905_drawings d.21 View86lbs Details of permanent way rail joints intended to be used for 86lbs rail.
19051905jt_d22_LYR_95lbs REA Ross_1905_drawings d.22 View95lbs Details of permanent way rail joints for 95lbs rail.

London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description

London & North Western Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl08_LNWR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.8 View80 & 90lbs Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail sections. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl19_LNWR_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.19 View90 & 103lbs 20’ 0” Points and stock rail. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl20_LNWR_xings IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.20 View90 & 103lbs Crossing 1 in 8. Enlarged plan showing position of blocks in 1 in 8 crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Rail sections. Wing rails.
19051905jt_d24_LNWR_1905 REA Ross_1905_drawings d.24 View95lbs Details of Permanent way 1905. BS section of rail. 95lbs/yard.
19051905jt_d25_LNWR_from_1853 REA Ross_1905_drawings d.25 View Types of fishplates in general use since 1853.
LNWRS_drawings and LNWRS_archive. The LNWR Society has a collection of drawings and an archive, which contain some LNWR permanent way and related drawings as listed below. The drawings are available to LNWR Society members from the Drawing Officer, but oldpway does not have copies and they are not on-line. Details of availability are on the LNWRS website here, with a local oldpway copy here.
The LNWRS drawings list, which includes these items, is on the LNWRS website here, with a local oldpway copy of relevant pages here.
The LNWRS archive list, which includes these items, is on the LNWRS website here, with a local oldpway copy of relevant pages here.
DateFileSource LinkRail Description
LNWRS_dtrack009 LNWRS_archive[W] Rail and Chair found at Chester in 1948. Dimensioned isometric drawing T rail and ball/wedge chair.
LNWRS_dtrack002 LNWRS_archive[W] Drawing of Rail Chair for Crossing (2 rails)
30/09/1875LNWRS_track164 LNWRS_drawings[W] LNWR Chart showing wear on 5 different sections of steel rail from Crewe Station.
03/1908LNWRS_track002 LNWRS_drawings[W] Buffer Stop at Garston Dock Power Station Plan, Side & End elevations Drg No L18
1909LNWRS_dtrack005 LNWRS_archive[W]95lbs L&NWR Drawings of Standard Permanent Way etc. 1909 29 Drawings of rail/ points/ chairs/ crossings/ components/ wagon turntables/stop blocks/ point lever/ PW trolley.
01/10/1909LNWRS_track048 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs LNWR Drawings of Standard Permanent Way etc. 31 pages including Cover & Index Drawings of rail/points/crossings/chairs/components/wagon turntable/stop blocks/pw trolley
1909LNWRS_track049 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs LNWR Drawings of Standard Permanent Way Index
1909LNWRS_track050 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Details of Permanent Way Drg No 1
1909LNWRS_track051 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs 'B S' Rail Sections etc. Drg No 2
1909LNWRS_track052 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diagram of Junctions etc. for estimating purposes B S section rails Drg No 3
1909LNWRS_track053 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Points 9ft, 12ft & 16ft (Straight cut) B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 4
1909LNWRS_track054 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Points 12ft & 16ft (Undercut) B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 5
1909LNWRS_track055 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Points 20ft & 30ft B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 6
1909LNWRS_track056 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Point Chairs for B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 7
1909LNWRS_track057 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Point & Stretcher Rods for B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 8
1909LNWRS_track058 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Point Rod Connections etc. B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 9
1909LNWRS_track059 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs 'V' Crossings B S 95lb rails Angles 1 in 1-6 to 1 in 4-9 Drg No 10
1909LNWRS_track060 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs 'V' Crossings B S 95lb rails Angles 1 in 5 to 1 in 10-6 Drg No 11
1909LNWRS_track061 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs 'V' Crossings B S 95lb rails Angles 1 in 11 to 1 in 20 Drg No 12
1909LNWRS_track062 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs 'Wings & Checks for 'V' Crossings B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 13
1909LNWRS_track063 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs 'V' Crossing Chairs for B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 14
1909LNWRS_track064 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs 'V' Crossing Chairs for B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 15
1909LNWRS_track065 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs 'V' Crossing Chairs for B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 16
1909LNWRS_track066 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diamond Crossings B S 95lb rails Angles 1 in 1-6 to 1 in 3-3 Drg No 17
1909LNWRS_track067 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diamond Crossings B S 95lb rails Angles 1 in 3-6 to 1 in 5-3 Drg No 18
1909LNWRS_track068 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diamond Crossings B S 95lb rails Angles 1 in 5-5 to 1 in 8 Drg No 19
1909LNWRS_track069 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diamond Crossing Chairs for B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 20
1909LNWRS_track070 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Crossings B S section rails 95lb per yard Drawing showing check rails for various angles of crossings Drg No 21
1909LNWRS_track071 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Switch Diamond Crossings B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 22
1909LNWRS_track072 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Leads to Crossings B S section rails 95lb per yard Arrangement of chairs in leads to various angles of crossings from 12ft to 16ft points diverging from the straight road Drg No 23
1909LNWRS_track073 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Fastenings B S section rails 95lb per yard Various screws, nuts, bolts & washers Drg No 24
1909LNWRS_track074 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Various Chairs for B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 25
1909LNWRS_track075 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Various Chairs for B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 26
1909LNWRS_track076 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Blocks & Washers for Crossings for B S section rails 95lb per yard Drg No 27
1909LNWRS_track077 LNWRS_drawings[W] Turntables Wagon Plan/elevation/sections Drg No 28
1909LNWRS_track078 LNWRS_drawings[W] Stop Block, Platelayers Lorry & Ground Point Lever Plans & elevations Drg No 29
05/11/1910LNWRS_track003 LNWRS_drawings[W] Hydraulic Buffer Stops for South End of London Road Station Manchester Plan, Side & End elevations Drg No L20
1915LNWRS_dtrack001 LNWRS_archive[W] Profiles of Track Formation in various situations on curves in cuttings and on embankments 1915 (Copy) 4ft:1in
c1915LNWRS_track001 LNWRS_drawings[W] Cutting & Embankment Track Profiles Seven Cross-sections
01/03/1916LNWRS_dtrack003 LNWRS_archive[W]95lbs L&NWR Drawings of Standard Permanent Way etc. 1916 41 Drawings of rail/ points/ chairs/ crossings/ components/ wagon turntable/ stop blocks/ point lever/ PW trolley and illustrated list of PW tools
01/03/1916LNWRS_dtrack006 LNWRS_archive[W]95lbs L&NWR Drawings of Standard Permanent Way etc. 1916 41 Drawings of rail/ points/ chairs/ crossings/ components/ wagon turntable/ stop blocks/ point lever/ PW trolley and illustrated list of PW tools
03/1916LNWRS_track004 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Book Cover of ‘L&NWR DRAWINGS OF STANDARD PERMANENT WAY etc. 1916. containing 42 Pages. See LNWRS_track005 to LNWRS_track0046
03/1916LNWRS_track005 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Index to Drawings Nos 1-41
03/1914LNWRS_track006 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Details of Permanent Way 1914 Drg No 1
12/1914LNWRS_track007 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘B S’ Rail Sections etc. Drg No 2
12/1915LNWRS_track008 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diagram of Junctions etc. for Estimating Purposes B S Section Rails Drg No 3
12/1914LNWRS_track009 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Points 9ft,12ft & 16ft (Straight Cut) B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 4
06/1915LNWRS_track010 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Points 12ft & 16ft (Undercut) B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 5
06/1915LNWRS_track011 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Points 20ft & 30ft B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 6
12/1914LNWRS_track012 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Three Throw Points B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 7
12/1914LNWRS_track013 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Point Chairs for B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 8
12/1914LNWRS_track014 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Chairs for Three Throw Points fo B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 9
06/1915LNWRS_track015 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Point & Stretcher Rods for B S Section 95lb/yd Drg No 10
06/1915LNWRS_track016 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Point Rod Connections etc. for Mechanically & Electrically Worked Points Drg No 11
06/1915LNWRS_track017 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Details of Crossings B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 12
12/1914LNWRS_track018 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossings B S 95lb Rails. Angle 1 in 1.6 to 1 in 4.9 Drg No 13
12/1914LNWRS_track019 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossings B S 95lb Rails. Angle 1 in 5 to 1 in 10.6 Drg No 14
12/1914LNWRS_track020 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossings B S 95lb Rails. Angle 1 in 11 to 1 in 20 Drg No 15
12/1914LNWRS_track021 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Wings & Checks for ‘V’ Crossings B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 16
12/1914LNWRS_track022 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossings B S 95lb Rails. Angle 1 in 1.6 to 1 in 4.9 (With Parallel Wings) Drg No 17
12/1914LNWRS_track023 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossings B S 95lb Rails. Angle 1 in % to 1 in 10.6 (With Parallel Wings) Drg No 18
12/1914LNWRS_track024 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossings B S 95lb Rails. Angle 1 in 11 to 1 in 20 (With Parallel Wings) Drg No 19
12/1914LNWRS_track025 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘Parallel’ Wing Rails for ‘V’ Crossings B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 20
12/1915LNWRS_track026 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossing (A & B) Chairs for B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 21
12/1915LNWRS_track027 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossing (C & D) Chairs for B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 22
12/1915LNWRS_track028 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossing (D, E & F) Chairs for B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 23
06/1915LNWRS_track029 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossing Chairs to Take Parallel Wing Rails B S Section 95lb/yd Drg No 24
12/1915LNWRS_track030 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs ‘V’ Crossing Chairs to Take Parallel Wing Rails Right & Left Hand. B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 25
06/1915LNWRS_track031 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diamond Crossings B S 95lb Rails. Angles1 in 1.6 to 1 in 3.3 Drg No 26
06/1915LNWRS_track032 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diamond Crossings B S 95lb Rails. Angle 1 in 3.6 to 1 in 5.3 Drg No 27
12/1915LNWRS_track033 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diamond Crossings B S 95lb Rails. Angle 1 in 5.6 to 1 in 8 Drg No 28
12/1915LNWRS_track034 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Diamond Crossing (D) Chairs for BS Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 29
06/1915LNWRS_track035 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Crossings B S Section Rails 95lb/yd. Check Rails for Various Angles of Crossings Drg No 30
12/1915LNWRS_track036 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Switch Diamond Crossings B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 31
06/1915LNWRS_track037 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Leads to Crossings B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 32
06/1915LNWRS_track038 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Fastenings for B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 33
06/1915LNWRS_track039 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Various Chairs for B S Section Rails Drg No 34
06/1915LNWRS_track040 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Various Chairs for B S Section Rails Drg No 35
06/1915LNWRS_track041 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Blocks & Washers for Crossings for B S Section Rails 95lb/yd Drg No 36
06/1915LNWRS_track042 LNWRS_drawings[W] Turntable 13ft Drg No 37
06/1915LNWRS_track043 LNWRS_drawings[W] Stop Blocks (Buffers), Platelayers’ Trolley & Ground Point Lever Drg No 38
12/1915LNWRS_track044 LNWRS_drawings[W]95lbs Hair Felt Backings for Permanent Way Chairs Drg No 39
03/1916LNWRS_track045 LNWRS_drawings[W] Tools & Appliances in General Use by the Various Platelaying, Relaying, Draining & Ballasting Gangs etc. (159 Drawings) Drg No 40
03/1916LNWRS_track046 LNWRS_drawings[W] Tools & Appliances in LNWRS_track045 Descriptions of Use Drg No 41

London & South Western Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl09_LSWR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.9 View87lbs Joint with wrapping fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl21_LSWR IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.21 View87lbs Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 13’ 6” points and stock rails. Checking junctions. Details of checking junctions. Rail section.
19051905jt_d26_LSWR_90lbs REA Ross_1905_drawings d.26 View90lbs Joint for 90lbs BH Rails.
19051905jt_d27_LSWR_90lbs_bridge REA Ross_1905_drawings d.27 View90lbs Bridge Fishplates for 90lbs rails.
Mar 1908LSWR_no3swch_1908 David Wroe archive View (2.3MB)90lbs No.3 Switches. 20ft switch & chairs, using 90lbs BS rail. Drawing no. 2, Neg no. 2437, Mar 1908. Printed from microfilm, in David Wroe archive, from John Arkell. View at 400% zoom to see details.
Mar 1908LSWR_1in10xing_1908 David Wroe archive View (3.0MB)90lbs 1 in 10 Crossing. Crossing & chairs, using 90lbs BS rail. Drawing no. 4c, Neg no. 2474, Mar 1908. Printed from microfilm, in David Wroe archive, from John Arkell. View at 400% zoom to see details.

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl07_LBSCR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.7 View84lbs Joint with deep fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.
19001900pc_pl18_LBSCR IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.18 View95lbs Crossing 1 in 9. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Elevation of end of point. 14’ 0” points and stock rail. Rail sections.
19051905jt_d28_LBSCR REA Ross_1905_drawings d.28 View95lbs Details of permanent way.

London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR) drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
In LNWRS archive
DCREWE034 LMSR General Arrangement of New Chair Foundry at Crewe Works. 10/07/1925. Linen original. 1/4in:1ft G 1925/07/10
DTRACK007 LMS Drawings of Loading gauges and clearances of structures with diagrams and tables. 101 sheets in 30in x 27in Ring binder. Liverpool, Birkenhead Jt and all lines east of Wigan. Latest date 1962.

London, Tilbury & Southend Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl32_LTSR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.32 View72lbs Joint with deep fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Formation.
19051905jt_d29_LTSR REA Ross_1905_drawings d.29 View80lbs Permanent way standard rail joint.

Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway and Great Central Railway drawings

hGCR_drawings. The Signal and Telegraph Department of the heritage Great Central Railway at Loughborough has a set of MS&LR and GCR "Type Drawings". These show details of infrastructure to be used on the MS&LR's London Extension. They were issued to contractors building the line to ensure that the company's standard designs were used.
The original drawings are in the GCR museum at Loughborough. Scans of most of the drawings are on-line on the www.swithland-signal-works.co.uk website. Some are not yet on-line.
The complete hGCR drawings list with links to view them is on-line at www.swithland-signal-works.co.uk/plans/plans.html, with a local oldpway copy here. Note that the Type Drawings include drawings of fences, platforms, buildings, water columns and other items, which are outside the scope of the oldpway website, so they are included in these complete lists of drawings but not in the list below.
The Type Drawings which are of permanent way and related items are included in the following list, with the source column giving a link to the GCR on-line jpeg drawing, "View" giving a link to an oldpway local pdf copy for convenience, and [NYO] indicating that the drawing has not yet been put on-line by the GCR S&T Department. Most drawings are about 1.5MB.
Use the "View" links below to get pdf files from oldpway. Use the source links below or the links in the complete drawings lists to get jpegs from swithland-signal-works.
DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl10_MSLR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.10 View86lbs MSLR. Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t01_embank_cut hGCR_type_01 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.1. Embankments and Cuttings. Sections through embankments and cuttings.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t02_mile_posts hGCR_type_02 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.2. Mile Posts etc. Mile posts, gradient boards and switch boards.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t03_CI_bound_post hGCR_type_03 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.3. Cast Iron Boundary Post. Section and elevation.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t24_port_wagon_gauge hGCR_type_24 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.24. Portable Wagon Gauge. Plan and Elevation.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t25_rail_guards_1-2 hGCR_type_25 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.25. Rail Guards. No 1 and No 2.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t26_rail_guards_3-4 hGCR_type_26 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.26. Rail Guards. No 3 and No 4.
Nov 1895(*) hGCR_t27_clearance_dgm hGCR_type_27 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.27. Clearance Diagram. Structure Gauge. (*)Amended 3 Dec 1904.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t28_occ_level_xing hGCR_type_28 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.28. Occupation Level Crossing. Plan and Section.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t29_iron_buffer hGCR_type_29 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.29. Iron Buffer Stop. Elevation, Plan and Section.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t30_wood_buffer hGCR_type_30 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.30. Wooden Buffer Stop. Elevations and Plan.
hGCR_t31_hyd_buffer hGCR_type_31 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.31. Buffer Stop Hydraulic.
hGCR_t32_fpnt_24_6 hGCR_type_32 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.32. Facing Point 24' 0" - 6.5" Opening.
hGCR_t32A_fpnt_24_5 hGCR_type_32A [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.32A. Facing Point 24' 0" - 5" Opening.
hGCR_t32B_fpnt_25_6 hGCR_type_32B [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.32B. Facing Point 25' 6" - 6.5" Opening.
hGCR_t32C_fpnt_25_5 hGCR_type_32C [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.32C. Facing Point 25' 6" - 5" Opening.
hGCR_t33_dlead_pnts hGCR_type_33 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.33. Points for Double Lead.
hGCR_t34_xing_1in8 hGCR_type_34 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.34. 1 in 8 Crossing.
hGCR_t35_xing_1in11 hGCR_type_35 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.35. 1 in 11 Crossing.
hGCR_t36_kxing_1in8 hGCR_type_38 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.36. 1 in 8 Obtuse Crossing.
hGCR_t37_PC_timb hGCR_type_37 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.37. Timbers for Points & Crossings.
Nov 1895 MSLR_t--M_xing_timb_1in8 Tony Gee View MSLR. Type Drawing No.??, middle part. Details of Timbers for Points & Crossings. Through Crossing 1 in 8. Includes notes of information sources about GCR p.way, written by John Quick from the GC Railway Society.
Nov 1895 MSLR_t--R_xing_timb_1in8 Tony Gee View MSLR. Type Drawing No.??, right part. Details of Timbers for Points & Crossings. Through Crossing 1 in 8.
Nov 1895 MSLR_t--_xing_timb_1in8 Tony Gee View (2.5MB) MSLR. Type Drawing No.??, middle and right parts combined. Details of Timbers for Points & Crossings. Through Crossing 1 in 8. Includes notes of information sources about GCR p.way, written by John Quick from the GC Railway Society.
hGCR_t37A_sslip hGCR_type_37A [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.37A Crossing Timbers for Single Slip.
hGCR_t37B_dslip_timb hGCR_type_37B [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.37B Crossing Timbers for Double Slip.
hGCR_t38_dlead_timb hGCR_type_38 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.38. Crossing Timbers for Double Lead.
hGCR_t38A_catch_pnt_timb hGCR_type_38A [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.38A Crossing Timbers for Catch Points.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t39L_chair hGCR_type_39L View86lbs MSLR. Type Drawing No.39 left half. 86lb Rail & 52lb Chair. Elevation and plan.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t39R_sleepers_11 hGCR_type_39R View86lbs MSLR. Type Drawing No.39 right half. 86lb Rail & 52lb Chair. End elevation. Plan shewing position of Sleepers, 11 per 30ft.
hGCR_t41_FB_pway hGCR_type_41 [NYO]FB MSLR. Type Drawing No.41. Flat Bottomed Permanent Way.
hGCR_t42_fish_joint hGCR_type_42 [NYO]86lbs MSLR. Type Drawing No.42. Fished Joints. 86lb rail.
hGCR_t43_fish_joint hGCR_type_43 [NYO]75lbs MSLR. Type Drawing No.43. Fished Joints. 75lb rail.
Nov 1895 hGCR_t44_fixings hGCR_type_44 View MSLR. Type Drawing No.44. PW Small Fastenings. Key, Treenail, Spike and Bolt.
hGCR_t50_water_trough hGCR_type_50 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.50. Water Troughs.
hGCR_t54_found_engine_turn hGCR_type_54 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.54. Foundation for 50 feet engine turntable.
hGCR_t55_found_wagon_turn hGCR_type_55 [NYO] MSLR. Type Drawing No.55. Foundation for 13 feet wagon turntable.
Dec 1897 hGCR_t39A_sleepers_12 hGCR_type_39A View GCR. Type Drawing No.39A. PW No 3 Section. Plan shewing layout of Sleepers, 12 per 30ft.
19001900pc_pl06_GCR IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.6 View86lbs GCR. Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 24’ 0” Points and stock rail. Rail section.
Oct 1903 hGCR_t39B_sleepers_14 hGCR_type_39B View96lbs GCR. Type Drawing No.39B. PW No 4 Section. Plan shewing layout of Sleepers, 14 per 36ft.
hGCR_t40A_guard_chair hGCR_type_40A_chair View Type Drawing No.40A PW Check Rail (guard rail) Chair. Plan and Elevation.
1903? hGCR_t40A_rail hGCR_type_40A_rail View96lbs GCR. Type Drawing No.40A PW 96lb Bullhead Rail. Section.
19051905jt_d03_GCR REA Ross_1905_drawings d.3 View96lbs GCR. Details of Permanent Way.
1906 hGCR_t22_wagon_gauge hGCR_type_22 View GCR. Type Drawing No.22. Wagon Gauge. Plan and Elevation.
1906 hGCR_t23_adj_wagon_gauge hGCR_type_23 View GCR. Type Drawing No.23. Adjustable Wagon Gauge. Plan and Elevation.
hGCR_t24A_bridge_gauge hGCR_type_24A View GCR. Type Drawing No.24A. Bridge Gauge.

Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19051905jt_d50_MGWRI REA Ross_1905_drawings d.50 View95lbs FB Joint in 95lbs Flange rail.

Midland Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl11_MR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.11 View85lbs Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19051905jt_d30_MR_100lbs REA Ross_1905_drawings d.30 View100lbs Permanent Way, 100lbs pattern.
19051905jt_d31_MR_100lbs_BS REA Ross_1905_drawings d.31 View100lbs Joint as proposed BS Section 100.

Midland Railway Northern Counties Committee (of Ireland) drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19051905jt_d51_MRNCC REA Ross_1905_drawings d.51 View83lbs Standard Bullheaded rail joint.

North British Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl17_NBR IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.17 View84lbs Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Formation.
19001900pc_pl22_NBR IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.22 View92lbs Crossing. 16’ 0” points and stock rails. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Plan of crossing splice rail. Rail sections.
19051905jt_d43_NBR REA Ross_1905_drawings d.43 View92lbs Drawing of Permanent way.
Clarifications:
On the "end of rail" elevation, the note says "Holes at end of rails to be drilled oval".
The chair bottom is recessed.
Note by spike says "Corner to be rounded".
Spike diameters from top to bottom are 11/2", 11/16", 15/16", 15/16", 3/4".
A pencilled note says that the sleeper centres scale 2’ – 6".
19051905jt_d44_NBR_specials REA Ross_1905_drawings d.44 View Drawing of special joint chairs.
19051905jt_d45_NBR_special REA Ross_1905_drawings d.45 View Drawing of special joint-chair.

North Eastern Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl12_NER IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.12 View90lbs Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair. Key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl23_NER IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.23 View90lbs Crossing 1 in 8. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Diagram and table of wing rails for various angles. Sectional plan of splice. 18’ 0” points and stock rails. Rail sections.
19051905jt_d32_NER_std_nrm REA Ross_1905_drawings d.32 View90lbs Standard Rail Joint and Fastenings.
19051905jt_d33_NER_exp_supported_nrm REA Ross_1905_drawings d.33 View90lbs Experimental Supported Rail Joint.
19051905jt_d34_NER_exp_chair_nrm REA Ross_1905_drawings d.34 View Experimental rail Joints with Special Chair.

North Staffordshire Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19051905jt_d35_NSR REA Ross_1905_drawings d.35 View90lbs Permanent way rail joint.

South Eastern & Chatham Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19051905jt_d36_SECR_SE REA Ross_1905_drawings d.36 View91¼lbs Details of Permanent way for main lines. South Eastern Section.
19051905jt_d37_SECR_C REA Ross_1905_drawings d.37 View85½lbs Details of Permanent way for main lines. Chatham Section.
Jan 1915SECR_swch_1913 Hugh Roper View95lbs Details of Switches. 12' 0" loose heel switch & 13' 6" spring heel switch & notes on leads. Drawing 135, Jan 1913. Found by Hugh Roper, annotated with notes by Alan Blackburn, copy from John Arkell. As published in "A Short History of Permanent Way in the South of England" by Graham Hatton, on page 101 of "The Southern Way", Issue 16, 2011. At 400% zoom this oldpway pdf is much clearer to read than the published copy in "The Southern Way".

South Eastern Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl13_SER IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.13 View82lbs Joint with normal fishplate. Rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.

Southern Railway (SR) drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description

European Railway Company Drawings

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DateFileSource LinkRail Description

Indian Railway Company Drawings

Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19001900pc_pl40_BBCIRind IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.40 View69 & 82lbs Crossing 1 in 8. Enlarged plan showing positions of blocks in 1 in 8 crossing. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. 15’ 0” points and stock rails. Rail sections.

East Indian Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl29_EIRind IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.29 View85lbs Joint with wide fishplate. Rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing.

Australian Railway Company Drawings

New South Wales (Government) Railway(s) drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl30_NSWGRaus_1 IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.30 View80lbs BH Joint with normal fishplate. BH rail section. Chair with key. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
18951895pw_pl31_NSWGRaus_2 IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.31 View80lbs FB Joint with normal & wide fishplates. FB rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
19001900pc_pl27_NSWRaus_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.27 View80lbs 15’ 0” points and stock rails. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl28_NSWRaus_xings IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.28 View80lbs Crossing 1 in 9. Detail of splice of 1 in 9 crossing. Detail of check rail. Diamond crossing 1 in 8. Rail section.
19001900pc_pl29_NSWRaus_sprx IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.29 View80lbs Plan of Spring crossing. Details of spring crossing.
19001900pc_pl30_NSWRaus_swtx IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.30 View80lbs Switch crossing.

South Australian Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl35_SARaus IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.35 View80lbs FB Joint with deep fishplate. FB rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.

Victorian Railways drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19001900pc_pl41_VRaus_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.41 View75, 80 & 100lbs 15’ 9” points and stock rails. Elevation of point rail. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl42_VRaus_xings IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.42 View80lbs Crossing 1 in 8.7. Part elevation of 1 in 8.7 crossing. Rail sections. Crossing 1 in 8.7 (detail). Crossing 1 in 8½. Diamond crossing 1 in 8.61. Diamond crossing 1 in 7¾. Check rail.

USA and Canadian Railway Company Drawings

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl33_ATSFRusa_1 IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.33 View52,56,61,67,70 & 71lbs FB Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail sections.
18951895pw_pl34_ATSFRusa_2 IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.34 View66lbs FB Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail section. Formation.

Canada Southern Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19001900pc_pl24_CSRcan_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.24 View80lbs 15’ 0” points and stock rail. Elevation and plan of rail brace. Detail of connecting rod no.1. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl25_CSRcan_xing IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.25 View80lbs No.7 Crossing. Offset check rail for slip switches. Standard check rail.
19001900pc_pl26_CSRcan_sprx IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.26 View80lbs Plan of spring crossing and details.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl21_CORusa IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.21 View75lbs FB Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail section. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl22_CBQRusa IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.22 View75lbs FB Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail section. Sleeper spacing. Formation.

Grand Trunk Railway (of Canada) drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
19001900pc_pl38_GTRcan_pnts IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.38 View80lbs 15’ 0” points and stock rail. Elevation and plan at point. Rail sections.
19001900pc_pl39_GTRcan_xings IRC Worthington_1900_drawings pl.39 View80lbs Crossing 1 in 10. Crossing 1 in 10 (detail). Crossing 1 in 5.4¼. Crossing 1 in 5.4¼ (detail). Diamond crossing 1 in 5.4¼. Details of support.

Illinois Central Railroad drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl23_ICRusa IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.23 View70 & 75lbs FB Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail sections. Sleeper spacing. Formation.

Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl24_LSMSRusa IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.24 View71lbs FB Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail section. Sleeper spacing. Formation.

New York Central & Hudson River Railroad drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl25_NYCHRRusa_1 IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.25 View100lbs FB Joint with wide fishplate.
18951895pw_pl26_NYCHRRusa_2 IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.26 View100lbs FB Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.
18951895pw_pl27_NYCHRRusa_3 IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.27 View65,70,75,80 & 100lbs FB FB rail sections.

Pennsylvania Railroad drawings

DateFileSource LinkRail Description
18951895pw_pl28_PRusa IRC Hunt_1895_drawings pl.28 View65,70 & 85lbs FB Joint with wide fishplate. FB rail sections. Fixings. Sleeper spacing. Formation.