Birmingham and Gloucester Railway

The line is one of the world's oldest main line railways and includes the famous Lickey Incline, a 2-mile (3.2 km) dead-straight stretch of track running up a 1-in-37 (2.7%) gradient. The line was built to link the factories of Birmingham to Bristol and its docks, as well as to operate passenger services. This set of carriage drawings all bear the stamp of the Carriage and Wagon Department, Superintendent's Office and were engraved by Johnson, Cheltenham.

The Company merged with the Bristol and Gloucester Railway in 1845 to form the Birmingham and Bristol Railway, which in turn became a part of the Midland Railway in 1846.