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    DescriptionDi Drummond's concise and informative guide to Britain's railways will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to learn about the history of the industry and for family history researchers who want to find out about the careers of their railway ancestors. In a clear and accessible way she guides readers through the social, technical and economic aspects of the story. She describes in vivid detail the rapid growth, maturity and long decline of the railways from the earliest days in the late-eighteenth century to privatization in the 1990s. In the process she covers the themes and issues that family historians, local historians and railway enthusiasts will need to understand in order to pursue their research. A sequence of short, fact-filled chapters gives an all-round view of the development of the railways. In addition to tracing the birth and growth of the original railway companies, she portrays the types of work that railwaymen did and pays particular attention to the railway world in which they spent their working lives. The tasks they undertook, the special skills they had to learn, the conditions they worked in, the organization and hierarchy of the railway companies, and the make-up of railway unions - all these elements in the history of the railways are covered. She also introduces the reader to the variety of records that are available for genealogical research - staff records and registers, publications, census returns, biographies and autobiographies, and the rest of the extensive literature devoted to the railway industry.


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    Title
    Tracing Your Railway Ancestors
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Family Historians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Di Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844158645
    ISBN 10: 1844158640
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WQY, WGF
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    DC22: 929.1072
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004010
    DC22: 385.0941
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24350
    Abridged Dewey: 929
    LC classification: CS
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REF013000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WGF, WQY
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Publication date
    10 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley