Other Sources

Board of Trade Accident Reports

Held both at Kew and the National Railway Museum York, and by some large libraries. These are arranged quarterly, and each quarter gives a list of accidents arranged by Railway Company, and while not always giving names, it can help to narrow down an accident’s location.

Midland Railway Roll of Honour

This lists some 2800 staff who were killed on active service in the First World War.

For King and Country

This covers those men of the Midland Railway who served during the First World War

Midland Railway Friendly Society Sick Allowances

This lists payment to members of the Friendly Society, and is organised by station. We are currently indexing entries for the year 1882 by kind permission of the Roy Burrows Trust who hold the original document

19th Century Provincial and National Newspapers

An important source for accidents, deaths, inquests and criminal activity on the railways

Books, magazines and maps from our own extensive collection

We have an extensive collection of books, periodicals, railway maps and atlases covering the railway companies of England and Wales