Railway Platelayers

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jocat293
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Railway Platelayers

Post by jocat293 » Tue May 10, 2016 4:55 pm

I Wonder if someone could help me my great grandfather was a railway platelayer on the 1881 census in Walkeringham Nottingham and the 1891 census in Haxey Lincolnshire. Would he have been employed for a company like LNER Thank you

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Re: Railway Platelayers

Post by richard » Wed May 11, 2016 2:55 am

The LNER formed in 1923, so strictly speaking no. But the Great Central Railway / Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway is a possibility - this became a constituent of the LNER.

Here are our pages on the GCR (originally MS&LR):

http://www.lner.info/co/GCR/
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Re: Railway Platelayers

Post by WTTReprinter » Wed May 11, 2016 10:19 am

Considering the year and the location, I think it probable he would have been in the employ of the Great Eastern / Great Northern Joint line as Walkeringham & Haxey were both on that route.
People tended to live in the area they worked: only now is the great 'commute' normal!

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Re: Railway Platelayers

Post by swhite01 » Fri May 13, 2016 5:49 pm

The Great Northern Railway Society has been compiling lists of GNR workers over the recent years, if you access our website www.gnrsociety.com there is a page with society contacts for genealogy.

I hope this is of help,

Steve White - GNRS Exhibitions Officer-South

Www.gnrsociety.com

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