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Forum: Railwaymen

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

  1. can you help - Joshua DARLOW

    I am trying to find out about a Joshua Darlow he was born 1879 Birmingham Father George Mother Jane, some thing to do with Railway Carriages that is all the Information I have He had brothers William ,Samuel,

    Started by june payne‎, 29-01-2009 10:51 AM
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  2. Railway Contractors - John Brogden & Sons

    Hi all, The Brogden company spread its wings beyond its homeland, sending labourers across the oceans to New Zealand in 1872 and 1873. I am attempting to trace who they sent and where they ended up, as they did not all stay in New Zealand. I have passenger lists for 11 of the 15 ships sent,...

    Started by Delwyn‎, 10-10-2018 1:53 AM
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  3. Railway travel in the 1840s and 1850s

    My great great grandmother was born and raised in Suffolk. In 1849 she married a schoolmaster in Pontypool, Monmouthshire. I'm not sure yet why/how etc. they got together and why they married in Pontypool but am working on it! The schoolmaster died fairly soon after the marriage and his widow...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 21-06-2018 1:14 PM
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  4. 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 5:21 AM
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  5. 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 4:54 PM
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  6. Conveyance of coffins by rail c1918

    Hello good morning. I have a relation who died in Greenwich Seamans Hospital in 1918 and was buried 6 days later 200+ miles away in Cornwall. I have heard that the LSWR were early pioneers in carrying coffins by rail. London was running out of places to bury people so they developed a facility on...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 02-07-2017 6:46 AM
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  7. Edwin Wilson Albino - railway guard

    My 3rd great grandfather was a railway guard and I'm wondering if I can find out which railway company he worked for. He was based in Basingstoke, Oxford and Islington, according to census and marriage records. Does this give any clues?

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 03-05-2017 7:48 AM
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  8. 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 7:52 PM
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  9. 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 5:09 PM
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    28-03-2015, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 9:20 PM
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  11. Railway records

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

    Started by suew2706‎, 28-02-2015 8:50 PM
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  12. 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 10:12 PM
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  13. 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 8:55 PM
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  14. 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 9:13 PM
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  15. 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 4:03 PM
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  16. 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 8:06 PM
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  17. 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 2:08 PM
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  18. 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 11:05 AM
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  19. 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 4:56 AM
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  20. 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 1:22 PM
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    17-10-2013, 3:18 PM Go to last post

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