Category Archives: Railways

Painting the inside of Signal Posts

My father was reminiscing today of his time as an apprentice in Crewe Works during and immediately after the Second World War. He spent some time working on the “element belt” where super-heater tubes were repaired, but he also mentioned … Continue reading

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Crewe Works Staff Registers – case studies

Fred Newton – a case study Look for Fred Newton in the Crewe Works stuff. To do this, search for “Fred* Newton”, and set class number to 410, which will restrict the search to the LNWR documents. Note that there … Continue reading

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Crewe Works Staff Registers on Ancestry

In the previous post, I talked about the staff registers from the Crewe Locomotive Works of the London & North Western Railway Company (LNWR), later the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company (LMS). I mentioned that the main volumes contain … Continue reading

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Crewe Works Staff Registers

Ancestry have just released their collection  “UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1963″. This sits beautifully alongside Cheshire Archives and Local Studies’ index to the Crewe Locomotive Works staff registers (see option “Crewe railway works, c1890-1928” on the Cheshire Archives Search Databases … Continue reading

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