Indian Railways Study Group

Listing of archives held by the
British Overseas Railways Historical Trust

The Indian Railways Study Group was run by Kelvin White in 1991-3. When his work prevented Mr White from continuing and noboby else volunteered to run the Group, it was closed down.

Copies of the documents listed here are available from the contact address below.

NEWS LETTERS

The following table is a summary listing.
A full 6 page index to the News Letters is available from address at the bottom of this page.

In the following table, correspondence is used as a general term to cover editorial, correspondence, book reviews, requests for information and general updates on what was happening. All articles are by Kelvin White unless otherwise stated.

Newsletter No Date Contents Author No. of pages
No.1 April 1991 General introduction to IRSG, aims etc, Kelvin White 4
No. 2 July 1991 Introduction to datasheets,

Madhavrao Scindia, Maharaja of Gwalior,
his railway

correspondence

IR videos

Baroda Railcars

Memories of travel

GIPR Coach

Kelland collection photos

KW

Extract from
book

 

 

 

 

 

JC Williams

2

1
 

5

1

1

1

1

2

No.3 October 1991 Palace on Wheels

Notes on research

India Office records

Correspondence

Ray Ellis

Ken Walker

Hugh Hughes

 

7

4

2

3

No. 4 Jan 1992 Modelling gauges

Steam in garden

Bengal 2-4-0T

Indian Railways today

Bengal & Nagpur Sentinel Railcars

Correspondence

  1

3

6

1

2

7

No. 5 April 1992 South American Connection

Patiala State Monorail

Early diesels on the North Western

Correspondence

  1

4

2

11

No. 6 July 1992 Manoharpur

Rolling stock of the Darjeeling

Matheran railcars

Correspondence

Hugh Hughes 1

7

2

6

No. 7 October 1992 Correspondence

Darjeeling stn diagram

Indian Diesel and Electrics

South American Connection Pt2

North Western Bo-Bo a postscript

Tata Industrial Shunters

Tourist Cars

WCAM-1 Co-Co Electric

Ranjeev Dubey

J.E Daboo

 

 

 

Hugh Hughes

Hugh Hughes

Manish Karnik

2

1

13

2

1

3

4

2

No. 8 January 1993 Correspondence

The Arakan Light Railway

Kelani Valley Railway, drawings loco and rolling stock

Sri Lankan Sentinels

Kelani Line

Kelvin Parkes

Geoff Thorne?

 

 

 

2

7

5

2

2

No. 9 April 1993 Correspondence

34’ 6" NG Coaching stock

K.J. Walker 2

16

No. 10 July 1993 Correspondence

Matheran Light Railway

South Indian Railway Tourist Carriages

The first Gwalior Steam Railcar

Banglaore-Baangarapet

Morvi Rly carriage diagrams

Met-Cammell Collection

Photos of NG carriages

J.E. Daboo

 

 

Kelvin White and Andrew Lamin
J.D. Darby

7

3

1

2

4

3

1

3

DATA SHEETS

The following datasheets were also issued. The ones that refer to magazines give data page number and a very brief description of the item.

Magazine and date Number of pages
Railway Magazine 1914-23 3
Railway Magazine 1924-49 7
Railway Magazine 1950-59 2
Railway Magazine 1960-69 2
Indian Bibliography pre1900-1990s 4
Indian Bibliography pre1900-1990s (supplement) 3
Continental Modeller 2
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 3
European Magazine References 2
BBCI 1905 diagram book listing 4
Ceylon Government Railway 1964 loco list 2
Locomotive Magazine 1896-1906 2
Locomotive Magazine 1907-1910 2
Locomotive Magazine 1911-1914 2
Locomotive Magazine 1930-1932 3
Locomotive Magazine 1903-1942 (supplement) 1
Railway Gazette 1906-1907 1

NEWS LETTER SUPPLEMENTS

Reprints of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Among the Railway Folk’ were also sent out, 14 pages in all.
Due to copyright restrictions we can only supply extracts from these.

Railway Films of the Raj by Ray Ellis 6 pages

CONTACT

Any enquiries related to this archive should be addressed to

Edwin Lambert
Studio House
44 Bunyan Road
Southside
Bedford
MK42 9JB