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The Derby Registers
The Derby Registers held at the National
Railway Museum list many of the photographs taken by the
official Midland Railway photographers and their successors in
the LMS and British Railways.
The Midland Railway Society in conjunction with the National Railway
Museum decided that it would be a good idea to computerise these
registers in order to make the material known to a wider audience.
Members of the Midland Railway Society are busy typing up the entries
from photocopies of the registers. We are committed to entering the
negative descriptions up to number 13,000 -- which marks the end of
the Midland material in the registers.
Listed below are the links to the entries we have typed in so far. We
are only typing in the negative descriptions -- we are not scanning
the images themselves. Prints of many of the negatives can be obtained
direct from the National Railway Museum. Unfortunately, a proportion
of the negatives have been lost or are damaged beyond use.
The negatives are numbered approximately in chronological order. Some
numbers were never used and so large gaps appear in the numbering sequence.
Black and white
prints for private study or research can be obtained from the
National Railway Museum. Please bear in mind that the list presented
on these pages is not complete. (As of Summer 2002 we have entered
approximately 50% of the list up to negative number 13000.) A full
list of negatives in the Derby collection can be viewed in the
Room. Before placing an order, you are advised to check with the
NRM that the negative you are interested in has not been lost, damaged
or is otherwise unavailable. I have also been told that the
descriptions in the Registers are occaisionally incorrect, so always
inform the NRM of what you think the negative is a picture of.
If you've never seen a KWIC (KeyWord In Context) index before, then it
might appear a little strange at first. The index term is the emboldened
term listed in a column down the middle of the pages.
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
I have now started to produce a separate index
into the Register List -- this is still very much in development.
It contains numeric/alphabetic listings of locomotive, carriage and
wagon numbers as well as names of people, place and companies.
It is currently only available in Adobe .pdf format -- an HTML version
is planned for the future.
Other data formats
As well as viewing the data as web pages through the links below, you
can also download the data as a .pdf file and
a .csv file that can be imported into a database.
This is an on-going project and these pages will be updated as and
when more descriptions are typed in. I'd also like to thank all
the Society memebers who have contributed to this project by
donating their time and effort to type up the entries.
If you find any errors, typos, or spelling mistakes please email the
editor, Ashley Sanders, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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