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"Capturing the Spirit of Railway Workers Through Time" Patrolling the permanent way, Manningtree, Essex

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Patrolling the permanent way, Manningtree, Essex, May 1948

Patrolling the permanent way, Manningtree, Essex, May 1948
A ganger patrolling the permanent way, Manningtree, Essex, May 1948. Maintanence of the permanent way was essential for the safe running of the railway

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Testing electrified railway lines by steam train in Swanley, Kent. 1938

Testing electrified railway lines by steam train in Swanley, Kent. 1938

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Kings Cross station, London, British Railways, c1949-1950

Kings Cross station, London, British Railways, c1949-1950
Kings Cross station, London, British Railways. View along the busy platform 10, with the 10.00 service to Edinburgh (the Flying Scotsman) preparing for departure. c1949-50

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Four crew members enjoying a break, 1950

Four crew members enjoying a break, 1950
Four crew members of an engineers train enjoy a break near Glenfinnan on the West Highland extension line between Fort William and Mallaig, 13 August 1950

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: York station, North Eastern Railway, c1910

York station, North Eastern Railway, c1910
York station, North Eastern Railway. View of the station from platform 4, showing petrol electric railcar no. 317D at platform 5 after working the 08.52 Cawood-Selby-York service (arriving at 09.49)

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Interior of the railway station of La Spezia

Interior of the railway station of La Spezia La Spezia. Date of Photograph:1906

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Train stopped by the snow, c.1900 (illustration)

Train stopped by the snow, c.1900 (illustration)
8698391 Train stopped by the snow, c.1900 (illustration); (add.info.: Transport. Train. Train stopped by the snow. Illustration in: Le Petit Journal, France, ca 1900.); © Archives Charmet

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: China before 1900 - the first train crossing the walls of Beijing. (b/w photo)

China before 1900 - the first train crossing the walls of Beijing. (b/w photo)
PCT4256608 China before 1900 - the first train crossing the walls of Beijing. (b/w photo); (add.info.: Chinese ambassadors visiting Europe in the second half of the 19th century were fascinated by)

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Artillery transport railway convoy victim of bombing. 1914-1918 (stereoscopic glass plate)

Artillery transport railway convoy victim of bombing. 1914-1918 (stereoscopic glass plate)
6434330 Artillery transport railway convoy victim of bombing. 1914-1918 (stereoscopic glass plate); (add.info.: First World War 1914 - 1918 (14-18)

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: A cartoon commenting on railway worker's accidents. Illustrated by Leonard Raven-Hill (1867-1942)

A cartoon commenting on railway worker's accidents. Illustrated by Leonard Raven-Hill (1867-1942)
5311206 A cartoon commenting on railway worker's accidents. Illustrated by Leonard Raven-Hill (1867-1942) an English artist, illustrator and cartoonist

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: The Railwayman

The Railwayman
Anthony Bates

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: The Charing-Cross Railway: covered way leading to the platform, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Charing-Cross Railway: covered way leading to the platform, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Charing-Cross Railway: covered way leading to the platform, 1864. In no part of London has a greater improvement been made than upon the spot where Hungerford Market once stood

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: B & O Women Workers, Loraine, O. [i.e. Lorain, Ohio], 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

B & O Women Workers, Loraine, O. [i.e. Lorain, Ohio], 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
B & O Women Workers, Loraine, O. [i.e. Lorain, Ohio], 1917. Shows women railroad workers in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad shops during World War I in Lorain, Ohio

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Yard Man, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Yard Man, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Yard Man, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Railway employees against the background of train cars, 1910-1919. Creator: Unknown

Railway employees against the background of train cars, 1910-1919. Creator: Unknown
Railway employees against the background of train cars, 1910-1919. From a collection of 136 photographs of Irkutsk from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Bashkir switchman, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Bashkir switchman, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Bashkir switchman, 1910. A switch operator poses on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, near the town of Ust Katav on the Yuryuzan River

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Irkutsk The railway track in Glazkovsky suburb, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown

Irkutsk The railway track in Glazkovsky suburb, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown
Irkutsk The railway track in Glazkovsky suburb, 1904-1917. National Library of Russia

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown

View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown
Eastern Siberia. View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. National Library of Russia

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Group of railroad construction participants near the town of Kem, 1915

Group of railroad construction participants near the town of Kem, 1915. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Group of railroad construction participants near the town of Kem, 1915. The narrow gauge railway that runs from the town of Kem to the port of Kem-Pristan

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Eastern Siberia. View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge

Eastern Siberia. View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown
Eastern Siberia.View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. National Library of Russia

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Construction of a Tunnel Walls, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown

Construction of a Tunnel Walls, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown
Construction of a Tunnel Walls, 1900-1904. In the second half of the 19th century, Russia underwent a period of extensive rail development that culminated in the construction of the Trans-Siberian

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Construction of a Tunnel, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown

Construction of a Tunnel, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown
Construction of a Tunnel, 1900-1904. In the second half of the 19th century, Russia underwent a period of extensive rail development that culminated in the construction of the Trans-Siberian

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Construction of a Tunnel, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown

Construction of a Tunnel, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown
Construction of a Tunnel, 1900-1904. In the second half of the 19th century, Russia underwent a period of extensive rail development that culminated in the construction of the Trans-Siberian

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Construction of a Tunnel, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown

Construction of a Tunnel, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown
Construction of a Tunnel, 1900-1904. In the second half of the 19th century, Russia underwent a period of extensive rail development that culminated in the construction of the Trans-Siberian

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Trains at Fox Station, 1916. Creator: Unknown

Trains at Fox Station, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Trains at Fox Station, 1916

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Camden Town Engine Sheds, c. 1935, (1945). Creator: Norman Wilkinson

Camden Town Engine Sheds, c. 1935, (1945). Creator: Norman Wilkinson
Camden Town Engine Sheds, c. 1935, (1945). London, Midland & Scottish Railway poster of steam locomotives at Camden Motive Power Depot in north London

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Avoir fait un voyage de quinze lieues en chemin de fer.. 1855. Creator: Honore Daumier

Avoir fait un voyage de quinze lieues en chemin de fer.. 1855. Creator: Honore Daumier
Avoir fait un voyage de quinze lieues en chemin de fer.. 1855....et pas un accident...quelle chance! (To have made a journey of fifteen leagues by rail, and not a single accident...how lucky!)

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Le Danger de s'Assoupir en Voyage, 1843. Creator: Honore Daumier

Le Danger de s'Assoupir en Voyage, 1843. Creator: Honore Daumier
Le Danger de s'Assoupir en Voyage, 1843. Reveillez-vous, monsieur, et descendez de voiture! - Ou sommes-nous, conducteur

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Pourvu que l'aiguilleur ne fasse rien dérailler!, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Pourvu que l'aiguilleur ne fasse rien dérailler!, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Pourvu que l'aiguilleur ne fasse rien derailler!, 19th century. As long as the switchman does not derail anything!

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Russia War Pictures - Women, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Russia War Pictures - Women, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Russia War Pictures - Women, 1917. Russian women working on the railway - the woman in the centre has bare feet

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Grand Army of The Republic - G.A.R. Emblem Carved in Wood By Switchman at Peace Monument, 1917

Grand Army of The Republic - G.A.R. Emblem Carved in Wood By Switchman at Peace Monument, 1917. Inscribed Jack Hannah Jr

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Grand Army of The Republic - G.A.R. Emblem Carved in Wood By Switchman at Peace Monument, 1917

Grand Army of The Republic - G.A.R. Emblem Carved in Wood By Switchman at Peace Monument, 1917. Inscribed Jack Hannah Jr

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Le danger de s'assoupir en voyage, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Le danger de s'assoupir en voyage, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Le danger de s'assoupir en voyage, 19th century. Railways. The dangers of dozing off during the journey. Porter wakes passenger who asks where are we?'. Porter replies Rouen'

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Officers of the Railway Men's International Benevolent Industrial Association, 1922

Officers of the Railway Men's International Benevolent Industrial Association, 1922. Creator: Unknown
Officers of the Railway Men's International Benevolent Industrial Association, 1922

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: John Henry, Los Angeles, 1936. Creator: Unknown

John Henry, Los Angeles, 1936. Creator: Unknown
John Henry, Los Angeles, 1936. Mayan Theatre..."John Henry" - Federal Theatre Project...Div. of W.P.A.'. Play based on the African-American folk hero

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: J. J. Irvine, 1887. Creator: Unknown

J. J. Irvine, 1887. Creator: Unknown
J. J. Irvine, 1887. Engineer, farmer and politician John J. Irvine was a noted leader of a movement to establish an African-American colony in the Western United States

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Arriving at Glamis with Her New Sister - August, 1931, 1947. Creator: Unknown

Arriving at Glamis with Her New Sister - August, 1931, 1947. Creator: Unknown
Arriving at Glamis with Her New Sister - August, 1931, 1947. The future Queen Elizabeth II and baby sister Princess Margaret Rose arrive in Scotland by train

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Messrs. Peto, Brassey, and Betts Office, Waterloo-Road, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Messrs. Peto, Brassey, and Betts Office, Waterloo-Road, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Messrs. Peto, Brassey, and Betts Office, Waterloo-Road, 1854. After the British government requests a Civil Engineering Corps to build the Grand Crimean Central Railway, the London offices of Peto

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Laying first rails of new U.S. railroad at Ship Creek, between c1900 and c1930. Creator: Unknown

Laying first rails of new U.S. railroad at Ship Creek, between c1900 and c1930. Creator: Unknown
Laying first rails of new U.S. railroad at Ship Creek, between c1900 and c1930

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Railway station in Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Railway station in Recoleta, Buenos Aires Argentina Buenos Aires, Recoleta. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: The electric tram station of Opicina, in the province of Trieste

The electric tram station of Opicina, in the province of Trieste Trieste. Date of Photograph:1905 ca

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Train station and lower station of the electric railroad, Chieti

Train station and lower station of the electric railroad, Chieti Chieti. Date of Photograph:1910 - 1915 ca

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Santa Maria a Rio Grande do Sul, train station in Brazil

Santa Maria a Rio Grande do Sul, train station in Brazil Brazil Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Maria. Date of Photograph:1915 - 1920 ca

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Sand in Taufers (Campo Tures) train station, province of Bolzano

Sand in Taufers (Campo Tures) train station, province of Bolzano Campo Tures. Date of Photograph:1915 - 1920 ca

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Reus train station, Spain

Reus train station, Spain Spain Reus. Date of Photograph:1922

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Railway station at Modane, France

Railway station at Modane, France France Modane. Date of Photograph:1904

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: Railway station at Hell, America

Railway station at Hell, America America Hell. Date of Photograph:1921 ca

Background imageRailway Worker Collection: A maneuver in the station of Clamecy, France

A maneuver in the station of Clamecy, France France Clamecy. Date of Photograph:1910



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"Capturing the Spirit of Railway Workers Through Time" Patrolling the permanent way, Manningtree, Essex, May 1948: Dedicated railway workers ensuring safety and efficiency along the tracks. Kings Cross station, London, British Railways, c1949-1950: The bustling hub where railway workers orchestrate seamless journeys for countless passengers. Testing electrified railway lines by steam train in Swanley, Kent. 1938: Pioneering railway workers pushing boundaries to modernize transportation infrastructure. Four crew members enjoying a break, 1950: Moments of camaraderie and respite amidst the demanding responsibilities of railway work. York station, North Eastern Railway, c1910: A glimpse into the past when diligent railway workers ensured smooth operations at one of England's busiest stations. Camden Town Engine Sheds c. 1935 (1945). Creator: Norman Wilkinson): Skilled hands maintaining locomotives at Camden Town Engine Sheds - a testament to craftsmanship and expertise. The London and Southwark Subway, 1890 (Creator: Unknown): Early pioneers shaping underground railways with unwavering dedication and ingenuity. Women wipers of the Chicago and North Western Railroad cleaning one of. . Clinton Iowa 1943 (Creator: Jack Delano): Breaking barriers as women contribute their skills to keep railways spotless during wartime efforts. Section crew of the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific R. R. . Bensenville Illinois 1943 (Creator Jack Delano): Hardworking section crews laboring tirelessly to maintain railroad tracks for safe travels across America's heartland. Illinois Central R. R. Chicago Illinois 1943 (Creator Jack Delano): Amidst wartime challenges, railway workers on Illinois Central R. R. keep vital connections alive through their resilience and dedication. Workers at roundhouse C & NW RR Proviso Yard, Chicago Ill.