Railway Heritage Committee

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The Railway Heritage Committee (RHC) was set up in the 1990s following the Privatisation of British Rail in the United Kingdom in the 1990s. Its purpose was to identify and designate railway records and artefacts which were historically significant for the British railway system and which were worthy of permanent preservation and being kept securely.

The RHC was an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Transport.[1] The committee was abolished in 2013 but its powers were transferred to a new Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board reporting to the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London from 1 April 2013.[1][2][3][4]

Sir Gordon Robert Higginson, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Southampton was the founding chair of the committee. [5]

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  1. ^ a b "Railway Heritage Committee Official Web Site". Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  2. ^ Department for Transport. "Railway Heritage Committee". London. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Railway Heritage Advisory Board - official website". Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Railway Heritage Committee 2009". Railway Heritage Committee. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2009.
  5. ^ Department of the Official Report (Hansard), House of Commons, Westminster. "House of Commons Hansard Debates for 29 Mar 1995, section on railways". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 20 October 2013.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)