Railways Staff Database
From the Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire Record Office web site. The Archives holds 17 staff registers of 4 former railway companies: Cambrian Railway, Great Western Railway, London and North Western Railway, London and North Western & Great Western Joint Railway. The registers cover staff working over a large area of the North West including western Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and nine counties in North and mid Wales. They do not include stations in the east of Cheshire (eg Crewe). The registers provide a summary of an employee’s career, the actual details varying slightly between registers. The registers cover the period c. 1869 when the first register was compiled, to c 1950 although no one company’s registers cover this whole period. The index contains around 25,000 entries.