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Railway workers
« on: Monday 04 July 16 19:08 BST (UK) »
Does anybody know where I can find info on Railway Workers ,looking for platelayers, tried Ancestry Rail indexes but coming up blank. Name Richard Potts Born 1880 lived in Horton in Ribblesdale, so not sure which railway he would have worked for?
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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 July 16 19:52 BST (UK) »
1911 Census shows him as a platelayer living in Horton in Ribblesdale.  The entry is annotated MR, meaning Midland Railway.  Midland Railway constructed the Settle to Carlisle line in order to obtain access to Scotland after a dispute with the London and North Western Railway over access rights.

So the answer to your question is Midland Railway, which had its headquarters at Derby.

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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 July 16 14:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that, I can try and trace the records from the Midland Company
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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 July 16 02:40 BST (UK) »
I think a lot of Midland Railway archives are at NRM York

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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 July 16 04:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks MVAAN
Will see what I can find out.
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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 July 16 05:27 BST (UK) »
I got my great great grandfather's Manchester Sheffield and Lincoln Railway employment records on FindMyPast I think, or.. It may have been Ancestry.  ???  Results should come up with a name.
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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 July 16 06:44 BST (UK) »
Findmypast has a record of Richard Potts 1880-1948 trade union membership and details of his burial.  Buying a few credits should enable you to see the records.

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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 July 16 12:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks Scobie and Jay will look at that later and let you know

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