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

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TS Sambur – Past and Present

TS Sambur, ex HMS Toreador, HMS Sambur, Sambur – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 1206), for Great Western Railway (British Railways).

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TS Roebuck (II) – Past and Present

TS Roebuck (II), ex HMS Roebuck II, HMS Roebuck, Roebuck – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 1204), for Great Western Railway (British Railways).

TS St Julien - Past and Present

TS St Julien – Past and Present

TS St Julien, ex Hospital Carrier 29, St Julien – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by John Brown & Company Ltd., Clydebank (Yard No. 509), for the Great Western Railway.

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TS St Helier – Past and Present

TS St Helier, ex HMS St Helier, St Helier – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by John Brown & Company Ltd., Clydebank (Yard No. 510), for the Great Western Railway (British Railways).

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TS Duke of Argyll (III) – Past and Present

TS Zenith, ex Fairy Princess, Faith Power, Corinthia, Neptunia, Duke of Argyll (III) – Steel twin screw turbine vessel built by Harland and Wolff in 1956 (Yard No 1541) for The British Transport Commission originally as a passenger and cargo vessel.

MV Cotentin (1974) - Past and Present

MV Cotentin (1974) – Past and Present

MV Princess Carol, ex Angel Pearl, El Capitan, Romana I, Caribe Merchant, Miranda I, Cotentin, Saaletal, Thule – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1969 at Rickmers Rhederei GmbH, Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven (Yard Number 359) for Transanglia Schiffahrts. GmbH (J.A. Reinecke), Hamburg.

John Hendy Collection

MV Koningin Emma – Past and Present

MV Koningin Emma, ex HMS Queen Emma, Queen Emma, Koningin Emma – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1939 by Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Vlissingen, Holland (Yard No. 209), for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland N.V. Hook Van Holland, Holland as a passenger and cargo vessel

TS Isle of Guernsey - Past and Present

TS Isle of Guernsey – Past and Present

Ts Isle of Guernsey, ex HMS Isle of Guernsey, Hospital Carrier No 26, Isle of Guernsey – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1930 by Wm Denny & Bros, Dumbarton, (Yard No 1233), for Southern Railways as a passenger and cargo vessel