Full Steam Ahead – Genealogy Clinic

Scotsman.com’s Genealogy Clinic delves into research involving ancestors that worked the railways. A reader asked about an ancester that worked for the London and North Eastern Railway after leaving the service, and the Genealogy Clinic covered the types of records available to those looking up ancestors that worked for the railways.


Records of the railway companies which have operated in Scotland can be found at the National Archives of Scotland (NAS). These include the records of all the companies that operated in Scotland prior to nationalisation and the records of the Scottish region of British Rail.
For more information on railway records check out Railway Ancestors by D T Hawkings and Was Your Grandfather a Railway Man? A Directory of Railway Archive Sources for Family Historians, by Tom Richards.

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