North British Railway Company
Incorporated on 19th July 1844.
A line from Edinburgh to Berwick, connecting with the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway there. The company took over many other lines in Scotland and the North of England, totalling over 50 railways. The lines of the North British formed a section of the ‘East Coast Route’ from London to Scotland, and part of the alternative ‘Waverley Route’ together with the Midland Railway.
Original capital £1,960,000 divided into 2,000 Whole Shares of £25 each, 32,000 Half Shares of £12.10s each, 32,000 Dalkeith Shares of £5 each, and 96,000 Extension Shares of £6.5s each. Loans of £624,333. Authorised capital by 1853 £3,353,500 in shares.