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METROPOLITAN AND DISTRICT ELECTRIC TRACTION COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1297/MDET
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: METROPOLITAN AND DISTRICT ELECTRIC TRACTION COMPANY
Date(s): 1901-1902
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.1 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Metropolitan and District Electric Traction Company
Metropolitan District Railway

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Metropolitan and District Electric Traction Company was formed in 1901 to electrify the Metropolitan District Railway (now the District Line). This included the construction of the Lots Road Power Station to supply electricity. The American investor who owned the Metropolitan District Railway, Charles Yerkes, favoured using DC power with third rail pick-up; while a joint committee of the Metropolitan Railway and the Metropolitan District Railway had favoured AC traction. A Board of Trade ruling led to the use of DC. The District Railway was electrified by 1905.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Metropolitan and District Electric Traction Company, comprising minutes of Board Meetings and General Meetings.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in one series: ACC/1297/MDET/01: Minutes.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1975 as part of an accession of records from London Transport.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2009 to February 2010

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