In this episode of Archives Behind the Scenes Emily shows us some tramway personnel registers
The registers in our collection cover c.1879-1911 when the Tramways was run by the Railways. The registers have recently been digitsed and indexed by name.
Where else might you find tramway staff?
Born before 1900
NRS-12922: Railway Personal History Cards: you may find tramway staff in this records series if the person was born before 1900 and still employed in 1910. These are all digisited and accessible online.
Born after 1900
NRS-19333 Railway Personal History Cards - Employees born between 1900 and 1962: you may find cards for tram employees employed up until 1930 in this series, however there is no guarantee that a card exists. The cards can be viewed in our Western Sydney reading room, or you can order a copy using our online Copy Service form (use the section ‘Professions and Occupations Cards’ and select "NRS-19333" from the dropdown list.).