On this page you will find links to download a selection of documents from the CRA's collection. These have been selected to assist modellers and other researchers and the selection is necessarily limited to those of a reasonable physical size - some may be in two or more parts to permit printing out on A4 size.
The CRA holds a substantial collection of plans, originally microfilmed from documents rescued by the late Dr Michael Andrews from the clearance of the former FR offices at Barrow in the 1960s - and added to from other sources. More recently (2010) these have been scanned to produce digital files which are available to members and other researchers. Most originals were deposited by Dr Andrews in the Cumbria County Record Office at Barrow in the 1970s. The list of digital files may be downloaded HERE (note: about 60 pages, 1 mb pdf file).
Plans are usually supplied as jpeg files emailed to your personal address, though large orders may be supplied by post on CD. Images have been scanned from microfilms and are in monochrome only. All images will processed to remove any wider black margins and to improve contrast. The originals of many plans have been stored in rolls and a strip at one end may be very dirty and unreadable. Plans can only be supplied unseen at the purchaser's risk but please email any queries to the ARCHIVIST.
Note that some plans have been filmed and scanned in two or more sections and each section counts as one image. These are identified in the plans list with suffixes A, B, C, etc.
A4-size prints may also be supplied but on copies of large plans much detail may be unreadable. Prices and minimum orders are as for photographic prints. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY apply.
Digital files are available from the ARCHIVIST only as full size of the trimmed scan at £1 each. Minimum order £5.
The vehicle drawings are from the Association's collection originally prepared by Ross Pochin or Bill Shillcock. Click on each item to download the pdf or other file.