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Midlands Railway History

#1 by Voltman , Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:57 am

There is a wealth of information on the internet with regard to the history of the railways and the regional companies that built and operated them.
The Midlands was well covered by many regionals and had a great number of stations and goods yards.
The details of many of these stations can be found here …. http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/misc/stations.htm
The regions are also detailed on the same website.

Perhaps some of us have memories of the railways that we would like to share?


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RE: Midlands Railway History

#2 by Voltman , Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:48 pm

Here is a site just bursting with photographs… http://www.davidheyscollection.com/index.htm


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:35 pm

Fantastic pictures mate am working my way through them


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#4 by astwood , Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:29 pm

Two of my ancestors were Railway Clerks one at Brum another at Rugby
And my Great Grandfather was a Shunter at Crewe


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#5 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:43 pm

There were some dirty hard jobs on the railways in those days mate. My Granddad was Head Shunter at Saltley Gas works.
I remember trainspotting there in the 1960s the amount of trains and the length of the trains coming in all day was staggering.


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#6 by astwood , Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:45 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #5
There were some dirty hard jobs on the railways in those days mate. My Granddad was Head Shunter at Saltley Gas works.
I remember trainspotting there in the 1960s the amount of trains and the length of the trains coming in all day was staggering.


I've just downloaded their records, interesting stuff mate.


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:00 pm

Astwood can I ask, downloaded what from where?


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RE: Midlands Railway History

#8 by astwood , Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:30 am

SB I downloaded them a few days ago off Ancestry com
they are the UK Railway Employment Records 1833-1956
There is The Britain Trade Union Membership Records on Findmypast
which include The National Union Of Railwaymen


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#9 by Voltman , Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:11 pm

Train crash at Stafford
f78t2115p170703n2_lGcPxJdF.pdf


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#10 by mikejee , Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:20 pm

Is that meant to be a link Voltryt? If so, it doesn't work for me


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#11 by Voltman , Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:52 pm

Mike, The image won't load in the page but the attachment link below the post works for me, it is hosted on the forum server so there shouldn't be a problem with it.

It's a load of rubbish anyway, barely readable. The gist is something that SB goes on about with the weight of goods wagon trains and hardly any brakes.


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#12 by mikejee , Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:17 pm

I get it now. thanks


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#13 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:44 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #9
Train crash at Stafford
f78t2115p170703n2_lGcPxJdF.pdf

Cant open this


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RE: Midlands Railway History

#14 by Cleopatra , Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:48 am

Scroll down to the attachment


 
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