The Corporate Archive brings together drawings that relate to the Network’s engineering inheritance – a collection that represents the development of the most significant structures, engineers and innovation on the railway from the 19th century to the present day.
It is also responsible for maintaining a modern archive for Network Rail. Records from the very earliest days of the railway sit alongside a business archive that demonstrates Network Rail’s governance and development of that same infrastructure today.
The Corporate Archive has been accredited under the UK standard for archive services since 2013. It is part of a much larger national records team, whose focus is to provide operational information to our colleagues in Network Rail, the wider railway industry and our stakeholders on a daily basis.
This operational focus means that they are unable to accommodate researchers at their records centre, however they will continue to make as much of their history available to you as they can online. The online catalogue is available to search here http://networkrail.adlibhosting.com/search/simple
However, not all of the archive is available on the online catalogue yet and there are some records that will be subject to closure periods. If this is the case you can contact the Corporate Archive