Railway Work, Life & Death
Mike Esbester

Mike Esbester

An academic historian, based at the University of Portsmouth

A collaboration between the National Railway Museum, the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick and the University of Portsmouth, and working with The National Archives, this project looks at accidents to railway staff in the UK and Ireland from the late 19th century to the Second World War. Working with volunteers to transcribe accident records, the intention is to facilitate research by anyone interested in the history of the railway industry. So far the freely-available resources, including a database of cases, have been taken up by rail enthusiasts, family historians, the current industry, museums professionals and archivists and academics.


Visit www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk for more information.

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