The Railway Clearing House calculated how much money railway companies owed each other for running services over each others’ tracks. To help the hundreds of clerks involved, very detailed, often very large, hand coloured maps were produced; at first a private venture by John Airey, and later by the Railway Clearing House itself.

The maps are quite detailed, and show the various company lines in different colours. All are dissected on cloth, in dark, leather faced covers with gilt lettering.

A major RCH map collection was assembled, catalogued and described by the late David Garnett, and is now in Brunel University Library.

We have the following RCH maps as flat sheets in very nice condition.

Most are two sheets designed to be mounted together, lacking inner borders where they meet.

Flat sheets seldom appear on the market, especially un-coloured and are without the gaps found on dissected examples.

Please contact us for any item that is of interest.

England and Wales : Un-coloured. 1947
Size : Finished size 47″ wide by 56″ high.
Area : Berwick, Dumfries and Stranraer southwards to the Isle of Wight, plus a small portion of Northern Ireland.
Map : Four sheets, 24″ by 28″ in excellent condition with very slight foxing here and there, mostly to the margins. Not at all upsetting.
£48

Glasgow, Coatbridge and Paisley District. 1932
Size : 44″ wide by 33″ high.
Area : Glasgow, Coatbridge and Paisley surrounded by Dumbuck goods in the north west, Grangemouth, Fauldhouse, Cleghorn in the south east, Lugton, and Johnstone.
Map : Two sheets divided vertically, very light foxing in a few places. Neat marginal repair. Overall a bright clean copy. £80

Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire District : Coloured. 1911
Size : 36″ wide by 18″ high.
Area : Hay, Evesham, Banbury, Oxford, Swindon, Severn Tunnel and Abergavenny, with inset of Gloucester.
Map : Single sheet in nice bright condition.Sellotape repair to left margin, neat repair to right margin and slighty chipped lower right edge. £80

Another copy : Slightly chipped lower right margin edge, old repairs to two side margins not affecting mapped area.
£65

Ireland : Un-coloured. 1927
Size : 28″ wide by 42″ high.
Area : Whole of Ireland.
Map : Two sheets divided horizontally. Excellent, almost as new condition, with just a hint of foxing, usually in the margins.
£45

Ireland : Coloured. 1927
Size : 28″ wide by 42″ high.
Area : Only the northern sheet, down to Kilmessan, just north of Dublin.
Map : Northern sheet, very good.
£10

Manchester & District : Coloured. 1926
Size : 20.5″ wide by 13.5″ high.
Area : Walkden, Greenfield, New Mills, Altrincham & Bowdon.
Map : Single sheet in excellent near mint condition.
£50

Scotland : Un-coloured. 1941
Size : 28″ wide by 42″ high.
Area : Whole of mainland Scotland down to Carlisle, with part of Northern Ireland.
Map : Two sheets divided horizontally. Excellent, almost as new condition, with slight foxing to one margin of one sheet.
£40

Scotland : Un-coloured. 1960
Size : 28″ wide by 42″ high.
Area : Whole of mainland Scotland down to Carlisle, with part of Northern Ireland.
Map : Single sheet, paper, very slight foxing, mainly at top and bottom of the sheet, otherwise in excellent almost as new condition.
£30

South Wales : Coloured. 1926
Size : 52″ wide by 34″ high.
Area : Cwmmawr, Brynamman, Abrgavenny, Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelly, with inset for Carmarthen and Milford Haven.
Map : Two sheets divided vertically. Very slight foxing, neat strengthening to rear of both sheets at the bottom, plus a few very small marginal repairs.
Overall a very nice bright clean set.
£60