Nigerian railway archives at Ebute-Metta: Joint Committee Collaboration (EAP1418)

Aims and objectives

A pilot project on the archives of the Nigeria Railway Corporation held in locations within the railway compound in Ebute-Metta, Lagos, which are currently endangered due to storage conditions, neglect and potential redevelopment. They begin in the 1890s and continue to mid-20th century. Civil and Mechanical Engineering archives hold globally unique records of sites and technology, while personnel and publicity records capture valuable national and social history. We aim to survey all, and digitise a representative sample. The project is a collaboration between academics, the heritage NGO Legacy 1995, and Nigeria Railways Corporation, with all as active participants.