British Railways Board (BRB)


Overview

The British Railways Board (BRB) was a nationalised industry in the United Kingdom that operated from 1963 to 2001. Until 1997 it was responsible for most railway services in Great Britain, trading under the brand name British Railways and, from 1965, British Rail.

British Railways Board (BRB) Archive

TS Princess Margaret (1931) - Past and Present

TS Princess Margaret (1931) – Past and Present

TS Macau, ex Princess Margaret – Steel twin screw steam turbine vessel built in 1931 by William Denny & Brothers Ltd., Dumbarton (Yard No 1252) as a passenger, vehicle and cargo ferry for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway Company (LMS)

© National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

TS Princess Maud (II) – Past and Present

TS Nybo, ex Venus, Princess Maud (II) – Steel twin screw steam turbine vessel built in 1934 by William Denny & Brothers Ltd., Dumbarton (Yard No 1265) as a passenger, vehicle and cargo ferry

MV Pointer - Past and Present

MV Pointer – Past and Present

MV Kapetan Christos, ex Alastair, Fehim Bey, Zebbug, Pointer, Preseli, Antwerpen, Isartal – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1970 at Krögerwerft G.m.b.H., Rendsburg, Germany  (Yard No 1356) as a RoRo Cargo ship

© Jim McFaul

MV Bardic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Nasim II, ex Bardic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1957 at Wm. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton, Scotland (Yard No  1489) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for the Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd

© Ted Ingham

MV Suffolk Ferry – Past and Present

MV Suffolk Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1947 at John Brown & Co., (Clydebank) Ltd (Yard No 638) for The British Transport Commission (L.N.E.R. Harwich) as a passenger and train ferry

© National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

MV Norfolk Ferry – Past and Present

MV Norfolk Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1951 at John Brown & Co., (Clydebank) Ltd (Yard No 661) for The British Railways, Southern Region as a passenger and train ferry

TSMV Lymington (II) - Past and Present

TSMV Lymington (II) – Past and Present

TSMV Sound of Sanda, ex Lymington (II) – Steel twin screw double ended vessel built in 1938 at William Denny Brothers, Dumbarton (Yard Number. 1322) for British Railways Board, London, England as a Motor Car Ferry (Double-ended)

PMV Farringford - Past and Present

PMV Farringford – Past and Present

PMV Farringford – Steel double ended diesel-electric paddle vessel built in 1947 at Wm Denny & Bros Ltd., Dumbarton (Yard No. 1402) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

© Brian Fisher

MV Freshwater (II) – Past and Present

MV Sound of Seil, ex Freshwater (II) – Steel twin Voith Schneider double ended vessel built in 1959 at Ailsa SB Company, Troon (Yard Number. 505) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

© British Railways Board

MV Fishbourne (II) – Past and Present

MV Kibris I, ex Fishbourne (II) – Steel twin Voith Schneider double ended vessel built in 1961 at Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth (Yard Number. 1318) for British Railways Board, London, England as a RoRo Cargo/Ferry

© J K Byass

MV Camber Queen – Past and Present

MV Mira Troia, ex Camber Queen – Steel twin Voith Schneider double ended vessel built in 1961 at Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth (Yard Number. 1319) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry