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People and Places
Stories covering: all aspects of railway services and facilities and research to improve services.

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Senior Officers, Civil and Mechanical Engineers 

Stories covering:  Biographies of Senior Officers, Civil and Mechanical Engineers Use for all prominent railway personalities: civil engineers, mechanical engineers, chairpersons, entrepreneurs, and senior staff (e.g. BR Area Managers)

Staff Life and Work 

Stories covering: Biographical and Autobiographical Memoirs of Railwaymen Individuals' reminiscences of railway work Labour/Management relations. Labour questions and disputes. Trade Unions and strikes. Pay. Working conditions and social environment of railway employee, staffs or servants. Women employees. Ethnic minority employees. Disabled employees. Employment, jobs, careers. Staff training. Rules and regulations. Railway navvies and labourers. Staff rostering Safety of, or accidents to, employees. Medical services


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Stories covering: England.  Southern England Use for items covering more than one of the following regions: London, South East, East of England and South West Regions South West Region Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset South East Region Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent. London, West Midlands Region Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands East Midlands Region Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire (except North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire) East of England Region Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough Northern England Use for items covering more than one of the following regions: Yorkshire and The Humber, North East, North West Regions North West Region Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria Yorkshire and The Humber Region South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, York, East Riding, Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire North East Region Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland England to Scotland East and West Coast Main Lines and services

Other UK Nations, British Isles, Foreign Railways

Stories covering: Scotland,  Wales, Ireland, Isle of Wight. 

Foreign railways Foreign railway centres, stations, train, operation and engineering.

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