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Railway Clearing House

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The Long Room. Picture published in 1894.

of Drummond Street, London, NW.

1842 Founded by Kenneth Morison, an auditor with the London and Birmingham Railway, Robert Stephenson and George Carr Glyn to help determine the charges due on companies that operated trains by the many different companies that owned the tracks. This enabled travellers to purchase just one ticket for a journey, no matter how many companies were involved, and encouraged development of through carriages and services over long distances.[1]

1850 Gained powers under Act of Parliament

1897 Gained rights of a Corporation by another Act

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1906/0706