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Forum: Railwaymen

Did your ancestor work on the railway? Also for discussion of the different railway companies.

  1. Sydney W Atkinson, of Inverness.

    Hi all, I really would like to find out a bit more information about this gentleman, who many living people do remember but not much about his job which really does intrigue me. He married my adoptive great aunt Lilian Brown in Welwyn Garden City in 1945, and they went up to Inverness in...

    Started by smj7290‎, 02-10-2015 8:52 PM
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  2. 2 times great grandfather 1840's in France

    My 2 times great grandfather 1840's in France working on the railway. In 1839 he John Daniels married Jane Wootton in Corsham, Wiltshire and I have the marriage record. His father is listed as Robert Daniels and his occupation as what I believe says Soldier. In 1840 on May 30th they had a son...

    Started by draemdaniels‎, 16-09-2015 6:21 AM
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  3. Post GWR : Great Western Railway

    Just a note to let BG Forum members know that here at the Local Studies and Family History Collection, at Swindon Central Library, we have a full bound run of the GWR staff magazine (1891-1947), plus the British Rail Western Region magazine that followed it (1947-). (We also have a complete run...

    Started by SwindonLibrary‎, 03-03-2009 5:54 PM
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  4. Question Train robbery mid 1960s (not the Great one!)

    It is rumoured in the family that an ancestor (now deceased so unable to be asked) was on board a train that was robbed of a quantity of cases of whiskey. I have been told it was on a London-Scotland run in the mid-1960s, although not sure exactly where or in which direction. I have tried to...

    Started by dogaholic‎, 27-03-2015 6:09 PM
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  5. British railway development overseas

    On the subject of railways, perhaps I can get some information on British railway development overseas. My g-great grandfather went to Brazil and died in Pernambuco between 1855-59. He was listed in the 1881 census as a civil engineer living at "Tonbridge Wells to Hastings Branch Railway",...

    Started by Gwyneth W‎, 01-03-2015 10:20 PM
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  6. Railway records

    My Grandfather worked for LMS railway cerca 1920 -1950 where can I find his work records?

    Started by suew2706‎, 28-02-2015 9:50 PM
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  7. 1911 national rail workers strike

    I am currently reading a historical novel based in Lincoln, part of the story includes a railworkers strike around 1911, there were flying pickets, a riot, looting; and the army were called in to clear the streets. I've done a Google search to find out about this. I found my grand father & great-...

    Started by freddie999‎, 16-01-2015 11:12 PM
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  8. Ernest james Walter

    Ernest james Walter worked for GWR up until his death on the 12/03/1916 in France ,I have found these numbers 1916/05/123 & 1916/09/124 with reference to a staff magazine any help in finding out what these are I would be grateful thanks karen 1962

    Started by Karen1962‎, 02-07-2014 9:55 PM
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  9. Researching William White, GWR (Langport)

    Hi, My sister and I believe that our grandfather, William White (1899-1938) may have been the Stationmaster at Langport East Station in Somerset. The timeframe is reasonably tight, as Langport East didn't open until 1906 and from press cuttings and directories, the Stationmaster was someone else...

    Started by Martinwwhite‎, 12-05-2014 10:13 PM
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  10. Railway Podcasts

    The latest newsletter from the National Archives has some very useful links to railway related podcasts, including Living in a railway Town and a talk on Railway Staff Records.

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 09-05-2014 5:03 PM
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  11. Harry/henry Sargeson. Engine Driver

    Hello I am trying to track down Harry Sargeson my grandad. b 1887 d 1951 aged 64. I have his d cert and it confirms his occupation. He seemed to have worked his way from Engine cleaner to Driver. He lived in Newton Heath Manchester. I cannot find any link with any particular line. Any help...

    Started by smallham47‎, 04-02-2014 9:06 PM
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  12. Signalman in Glazebrook and Woodley

    My great grandfather Joseph George moved to Cheshire from Scotland some time between 1871 and 1880. Family believed he had moved from Scotland to take up a job as signalman in Glazebrook. However his first known address in Cheshire is Woodley where in 1881 he is a signalman living with his wife and...

    Started by Jeanie2‎, 03-11-2013 3:08 PM
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  13. N L Rly i assume this is North London Railway

    HI on the 1881 census ref (rg11/1710) my ggrandad George York b1855 Bow Middlesex is listed as a Fireman Stoker on the N L Rly. can anyone tell me more about this please? I know nothing about what this job would entail or if anyone could find his employment history that would be FAB. thanks in...

    Started by helenc‎, 20-10-2013 12:05 PM
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  14. Walnut Tree Junction - Taffs Well Station

    Hi Everyone I've decided to write about my family history starting with my gg grandfather, George James, who was Station Master c1878 - 1891 at Walnut Tree Junction or Taff's Well Station (I believe both names were used back then) but probably longer than this with the Railways. So far I've...

    Started by TracyJames50‎, 16-10-2013 5:56 AM
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  15. Which Railway?

    One of my gt. gt. grandfathers, James Smith, worked on the railway that ran through mid-Wales from (?)Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth, then north to Caernarvon, the problem is I don't know which one, and am hoping that someone might be able to help me pin point it. James was born about 1836 in...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 27-04-2013 2:22 PM
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  16. Boilersmith / Railway Engine Tuber

    Hi Folks I am reserching a Watson family of March in Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 Census Henry Watson is described as a Boilermakers Assistant in the 1911 Census he is still at the same address of 9 Hutchinsons Row in March he is described as a Railway Engine Tuber and on the marriage certificate...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 24-07-2011 2:16 PM
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  17. Hunn family Watford/Willesden/Boxmoor

    Can anybody help me please to find out more about my husband's great grandfather, Frederick Hunn born at sea in 1843?. He worked in a clerical capacity on the railways (LNWR I believe) from about 1861 until his retirement. The family lived close to the railways throughout all the censuses - namely...

    Started by wendyslocum‎, 01-06-2009 8:37 AM
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  18. J W Jordan

    I am looking for any information on my ancester Joseph William Jordan who worked in Guna, India with the G.I.P Railway as a Permanent Way Inspector during the period of 1930 to 1939. He died in India around the year 1940 He was married to Irene Pamela Young. Thank you

    Started by JJ HISTORY‎, 31-05-2013 9:54 PM
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  19. Polish maintenance engineer Wolverhampton

    We are trying to trace a Polish Maintenance Engineer who was working at the Low Level station in Wolverhampton around 1974. Someone is writing a history of their company and did a lot of work for the Polish gentleman but is unable to remember his name. He was apparently close to retiring in 1974....

    Started by handbar‎, 26-04-2013 8:21 PM
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  20. My Grandfather worked for the G. W. Railway

    My grandparents married in Reading in 1916. My mother born there in 1921 and her older brother in 1918. After 1921 due to promotions, they moved to Noel Road, Acton. The house was owned by the Railway and provided to the family presumably as some employee benefit and at a reduced rental rate. The...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 31-03-2013 6:34 PM
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