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Forum: Railwaymen

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

  1. LECKIE death in Glasgow at train station

    I wonder if anyone can help. One of my ancestors Archibald LECKIE died on 9/3/01 as a result of an accident at the St Enoch Train Station in Glasgow in which he fractured his skull. It may have been a train accident as he was a Steam Crane Worker. There is a note in the margin that says "see...

    Started by janiegirl‎, 08-10-2007 2:43 PM
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  2. Question York Railway

    Hi I'm a new member and wondered if anyone may be able to help me with a query regarding the railway at York? I know from my research that the line first came to York around 1839, and I am hoping that someone might be able to tell me which iron foundries were involved in the work of either...

    Started by Jan65‎, 12-08-2006 3:18 PM
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    10-12-2007, 4:48 PM Go to last post
  3. N.Ireland...railway staff

    My great grandfather Luke Daly was a railway porter at the time of his marriage in August 1869.He lived in Armagh,N.Ireland. Is it possible to access Railway Company Records to find out more. Who ran N.IRELANDS railways in 1869? Where would I find these records? Thank you contributors.|help|

    Started by mentorscotus‎, 20-11-2007 12:08 PM
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    05-12-2007, 3:29 PM Go to last post
  4. railway servant?

    i have a George & Sarah Turner listed as railway servant in 1881 Reddish are they just a general dogsbody? I have this vision of a kind of locomotive trolley dolly! with respect to all air stewards - i wish i could do your job!

    Started by ruthm‎, 27-11-2007 10:21 AM
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    28-11-2007, 5:25 PM Go to last post
  5. Railway Accident Dalry 5th September 1903

    I'm endeavouring to trace my great grandfather, Samuel McCarl, and searches of the BMD records in Scotland's people show only one death of the correct age group (age 45 at time of death) His death certificate contains sufficient information to convince me that i've found the right guy but he...

    Started by johnrae‎, 22-08-2007 3:53 PM
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  6. Smile Railway Worker and the Army 1914-18

    Can anyone help. My grandfather is described on my father's birth certifcate as a Railwayman (ex Army). My grandfather was born in 1898 and died in 1924 - in Grimsby Lincolnshire. How can I find out details of my grandfather's army career? Could he have been enlisted in the army as a...

    Started by melsibob‎, 27-10-2007 11:17 AM
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  7. Smile Engine Driver

    My great great grandfathers son mathew was an engine driver he worked either in carlise or middlesborough his name was mathew scott born in 1851 .where could i find information about him any help gratefuly recieved

    Started by sheila51‎, 12-08-2006 12:46 PM
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    24-10-2007, 10:17 PM Go to last post

    Hello from South Africa. I am interested in finding out more about my great grandfather JOHN SUTHERLAND who lived and worked at Watten Station during the 1870's, and who was married to MARJORY DUNBAR. Marjory died there and he later emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa were he worked for the South...

    Started by Roni‎, 18-10-2007 6:44 PM
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    24-10-2007, 1:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Robert Lee, Platelayer

    My gt-gt grandfather, Robert Lee, was born in Barnsley abt 1815, the son of a miner. By 1851 he was in Sussex working as a platelayer. In 1860 he was in Carentan, Normandy. In 1881 he was in Liverpool, still a platelayer. Could anyone suggest which railway companies he might have worked for,...

    Started by Pearcey‎, 09-10-2007 1:28 PM
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  10. Question on what you look up please

    Hello I was wondering if this area dealt in the search for ex employees of the Queensland Government Railways after 1926 and possibly the NSW Government Railways. I have a grandfather who is a solid brickwall and he was an employee of the Qld Govt Railways up until 1926 and then the trail goes...

    Started by Omega‎, 29-09-2007 9:51 AM
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    29-09-2007, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  11. Was it usual......?

    Was it usual for railway workers to move around the country alot. In the 1880's i have a few relatives who worked on the railway (not sure exactly what they did) they seemed to move around the country alot!:)

    Started by leannehdack‎, 26-09-2007 7:21 AM
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    26-09-2007, 9:03 AM Go to last post
  12. number taker

    Hi, On the 1881 census the occupation for 19 yr. old Frederick Millard is, 'number taker Mid. Ry. (oth Raily)'. He's in Finedon, Northants. I presume Mid Ry is an abbreviation of Midland Railway but I don't know what a number taker does exactly or what the bit in brackets refers to. Any...

    Started by Angelaj‎, 21-09-2007 8:56 AM
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    21-09-2007, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  13. From London to Liverpool in 1876, how long did it take?

    In 1876/7 my great grandmother travelled from Southwark in London to the Theatre Royal in Liverpool to begin her professional acting career. I am trying to write up this part of the history and would like to know how long it would take. Oh and would she have had to change trains? how often? ...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 30-08-2007 11:35 AM
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  14. emigration from Yorkshire to British Columbia

    Hello Does anyone know if there was a scheme in the early 1900s that enabled railway men to emigrate to Canada? My great uncle was a porter in 1901 and boarded near Sheffield he went to Canada and worked as a checker on the canadian pacific. I have heard that workers in some jobs were given help...

    Started by kath‎, 19-01-2007 6:42 PM
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  15. Question mekines railway line mantiace company

    im looking to get some more info on a norman james lonhurst how work for a company called mekines they lays the lines and repaierd the i gess as norman had a fatila accident at work were a sleeper fell on him . sam

    Started by phoenixerising‎, 18-11-2006 4:27 PM
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  16. Post mathew scott

    How can i find out about Mathew he was engine driver possibly in middlesborough he was born in carsile and moved with his parents to middlesborough i,m stuck his parents were francis and mary scott from scotland hope some one can help thanks in advance ...

    Started by sheila51‎, 01-10-2006 3:53 PM
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  17. Railway companies in staffordshire

    Between 1851 and 1881 my G grandfather moved from Fenton to Madeley and then to Wolverhampton.He was an engine driver.Could anyone give me any advice as to what company he may have worked for and whether any records are likely to exist Thanks.

    Started by mich‎, 21-09-2006 3:06 PM
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    26-09-2006, 4:09 PM Go to last post
  18. Red face Henry Merrison: From Principal of Railway Department, East Smithfield ... to France?

    I wonder if anyone can help me solve a family myth because if I have discovered anything in my researches it is that each myth contains at least a little grain of truth ... until a year or so ago I knew one of my great great grandfathers was "something to do with the railways" and indeed discovered...

    Started by lindsayclubb4‎, 01-12-2004 12:02 AM
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    25-07-2006, 6:20 AM Go to last post
  19. Smile John Lloyd

    My name is Francis Calvert. I am researching some ancestors who worked on the railways. They lived in Manchester and Huddersfield at the time. I was wondering which line they would be most likely to work on. They were Father and son both called John LLoyd. John LLoyd the son is my great Granddad,...

    Started by Francis Calvert‎, 11-07-2006 10:01 PM
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  20. Purley Station,Surrey?

    Can anyone help me with a brick wall and help me find information about my grandfather please? All I know about him was that his name was William Haynes, he worked on the railway possibly based at Purley.On my mothers marriage certificate 1947, he was a railway inspector?? and on my Grandmothers...

    Started by Lucy-Anne Cranmore‎, 12-03-2006 9:35 PM
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    21-06-2006, 11:48 PM Go to last post

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