Railway Heritage

Railway Heritage Committee

The Department for Transport sponsors the Railway Heritage Committee which is the statutory body responsible for identifying significant railway records and artefacts, and ensuring their preservation for the nation.

Heritage Structures

BRB (Residuary) Limited owns over seventy viaducts and other structures that are listed buildings. The company maintains these, with support from the Railway Heritage Trust. Many other structures have been transferred to local councils and preservation trusts and made accessible to the public. Some form part of the National Cycle Network.

Structures cannot be disposed of to individuals or private companies, but BRB (Residuary) Limited is keen to work with community and conservation groups, councils and others to ensure the future preservation of its disused structures.

The Annual Report on Built Heritage, 2007 to 2009, which includes a list of all BRBR listed structures, is available to download here (796kb)


BRB (Residuary) Limited does not hold historical archives. Material has been passed to the National Railway Museum, the National Archives, the National Archives of Scotland and local archives.