Railway Construction Workers 1916
AN 260 contains a complete listing of the Records of Service Registers for the Audit Branch (ACC 2628), Chief Mechanical Engineer's Branch (ACC 1753), Commissioner's Office (ACC 1752), Electrician's Branch (ACC 1749), Locomotive Branch (ACC 1747), Miscellaneous (ACC 1754) and Railway Stores Branch (ACC 1750).
These Registers cover 1876-1908, though not all Registers cover all of this period. Information provided in the Registers can include name, date of entering service, date of birth, marital status, date of entering branch, designation, salary, increases, transfers, fines, resignations or dismissals, holidays due, leave taken, passes issued, sick or special leave.
Also to be found in AN 260 are the Indexes to the Records of Service Registers for the Ways & Works Branch 1880-1912 (ACC 1746/1), Chief Mechanical Engineer's Branch 1899-1901 (ACC 1746/2), Locomotive Branch 1881-1898 (ACC 1746/3), Registers of Casual Employment 1919-1934 (CONS 2629/1-13) and Relief Workers 1933-1946 (CONS 2629/14-15).
AN 260/11 is an alphabetical index> of Railway Staff Journals compiled by Rosemary Downing covering the Commissioner's Office 1896-1907 (ACC 1752), the Electrical Branch 1894-1905 (ACC 1749), the Locomotive Branch 1898-1903 (ACC 1747) and the Permanent Way Branch 1894-1911 (ACC 1750). This lists the Accession number, volume and folio number, name, date of first appointment, age at time of first appointment, position, location, date record goes to. It has also been microfiched (see section Indexes and Catalogues for more details).
The following records are listed in the Series Registration System:
- CONS 2629/1-14: Western Australian Government Railways. Record of Service Registers – Casual Employment
Series of registers showing casual and relief employees working on railway construction in metropolitan and country areas of the state 1919-1940. Details include name, location, date of employment, pay and generally date of birth.
- CONS 3393/1-52: Western Australian Government Railways. Records of Service cards 1900-1970
These show employee's name, date of birth and service record (see Record Series 23 for listing - also includes more recent records received. Individual employee's cards are gradually being added to The Catalogue and will be searchable by name of employee.
- CONS 4300/1-13: Western Australian Government Railways. Registers of Casual and Relief Employees
Shows people working on railway line construction in metropolitan and country areas of the state 1933-1950. Details include name, location, date of employment, pay and generally date of birth.
- CONS 5268/1-33: Western Australian Government Railways. Record of Service Cards Midland Workshops 1900-1990
Provide some personal details and record of employment (see Record Series 1762 for listing). Individual employee's cards have been added to The Catalogue and are searchable by name of employee.
- CONS 5466/1: Western Australian Government Railways. Register of Boiler Shop Staff 1930-1942
Details include number, name, dates joined and left.
- CONS 5673/1-2: Western Australian Government Railways. Record of Service Cards – Temporary Staff 1948-1988
Shows employee’s name, date of birth and employment history. Note: when searching these records also look under permanent Staff records in Record Series 23 as casual employees may have been transferred to permanent status.
Please also consult the State Records Office website guide – Railway Records (some duplication may occur). The guide is meant to provide an indication of the scope of information held in the State Records Office, and is not exhaustive.
Page last updated: Thursday 14 January 2016