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National Railway Documentation Centre Fonds and Collections

Varela Pècurto Photo Collection (1925-)
This collection is composed by 194 images (negatives and b&w print photographs), mostly taken in the Fifties of the 20th Century by Eduardo Varela Pècurto, Gláucia Farracha, António Ventura, Ilda Bessa, David de Almeida Carvalho and Vitorino de Andrade. The subject is mainly the railway, railway workers and Portuguese landscapes. The collection is available in Arquivo Digital.

Direcção-Geral de Caminhos de Ferro Fond (1918-1951)
The Direcção-Geral de Caminhos de Ferro existed from 1918 to 1951. It was responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of government-owned railways and the supervision of all matters regarding private railway companies. This archival fond consists of records created by the Direcção-Geral and received from other departments that were incorporated in this Directorate, such as Caminhos de Ferro do Estado, Fundo Especial dos Caminhos de Ferro and Direcção-Geral de Caminhos de Ferro . Includes correspondence, contracts, financial and administrative, and other textual records; engineer’s drawings and specifications for construction of rail lines, stations; photographs, maps and plans of properties and construction sites. There isn’t finding aid to this fond, excluding the records concerning the Cascais Line, which are available in Arquivo Digital.  

Companhia dos Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses Fond (1860-1975)
The Companhia dos Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses was created in 1860, under de the name of Companhia Real dos Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses. Its initial purpose was building and exploring the railways in Portugal, specifically the lines between Lisbon and Oporto and Lisbon and the eastern Spanish boarder. Later it got the monopoly of all Portuguese railway networks, excluding the Sociedade Estoril, which explored the Cascais Line. The company was nationalized in 1975. This fond is composed primarily by correspondence, financial and administrative records, contracts and other textual records. The fond incorporated the records of the Comité de Paris, which was the office located in France responsible for the European financial operations of the company. The records related to the Comité de Paris are available in Arquivo Digital.
 

Empresa Construtora dos Caminhos de Ferro do Norte e Leste Fond (1859-1867)
This fond is composed by registers of correspondence of the company (7 books).

Companhia do Caminho de Ferro do Porto à Póvoa e Famalicão Fond (1873-1927)
This fond includes records of the Financial Controller Board and financial records of the company (12 books).

Companhia do Caminho de Ferro de Guimarães Fond (1880-1928)
This fond consists of records of the Financial Control Board and financial records of the company (7 books).

Companhia dos Caminhos de Ferro do Norte de Portugal Fond (1928-1949)
This fond is composed by inventory registers and administrative and financial records of the company (5 books and miscellaneous papers).

Sociedade de Construção e Exploração de Caminhos de Ferro do Norte de Portugal Fond (1911-1947)
This fond consists of reports and financial records of the company (5 books and miscellaneous papers).

Companhia Nacional de Caminhos de Ferro Fond (1885-1947)
The fond of the company responsible for the construction and operation of the railway in Tua and Santa Comba to Viseu includes financial reports and administrative regulation records (22 books).

Companhia dos Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses da Beira Alta Fond (1879-1947)
This fond consists of regulation of the company and other administrative records (11 books).

Companhia Portuguesa para a Construção e Exploração de Caminhos de Ferro Fond (1906-1947)
The fond of the company created to build and explore the railway in Vale do Vouga is composed by financial and administrative records (6 books and miscellaneous papers).



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