THE MIDLAND RAILWAY
STUDY CENTRE

MR Crest

Locomotive Department District Staff Registers
Nottingham, Derby & Toton

Compiled by Mike Shaw

Between the period of c. 1900 to c. 1914, each Locomotive Shed maintained its staff records in a large ledger known as the District Staff Book. The Midland Railway Study Centre has two examples in its collection; Nottingham and Derby. Together with a transcription of the Loco Department District Staff Book for Toton shed (from the original held by the National Archives - RAIL491/1156), these records form a searchable resource listing over seven thousand individuals.

The Locomotive Department District Staff Book

The Locomotive Department District Staff Book

If you have found an entry which matches the individual you are searching for, this extra information is contained in the District Staff Book:-

  1. The dates of any advancement in grade (e.g. cleaner to passed cleaner).
  2. Rate of weekly wage and dates of any increase.
  3. Date of leaving the railway, where applicable, and the reason.
  4. Conduct and whether re-employment would be considered.

The entry does NOT contain any addresses or next of kin etc.

Sample detail from the Locomotive Department District Staff Book

Sample detail from the Locomotive Department District Staff Book

Please contact the Study Centre Coordinator to discuss how this further information may be obtained.