Railway Platelayers

This forum is for the discussion of LNER personalities, and for use by people researching their ancestors.

Moderators: 52D, Rlangham, Atlantic 3279, Blink Bonny, Saint Johnstoun, richard, Tom F

Post Reply
NER Y7 0-4-0T
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun May 08, 2016 11:39 pm

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

User avatar
LNER A4 4-6-2 'Streak'
Posts: 3234
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:11 pm
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

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):

Richard Marsden
LNER Encyclopedia

LNER Thompson L1 2-6-4T
Posts: 85
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:21 pm
Location: Doncaster

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!
WTT Reprinter

NBR J36 0-6-0
Posts: 120
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:11 pm
Location: Hertfordshire

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


Post Reply