Research - Pensions

North Eastern Railway Servants' Pension Society

The Society was a Registered Friendly Society established on 1st January 1907, pursuant to the North Eastern Railway Act 1905 to provide pensions on retirement from work. Following the substantial improvement to Railway pensions in the 1970's the Society was closed to new members in 1977.

The record cards for the Society are housed in the Railway Museum along with other books and papers from the Society.

The information usually obtained from these cards is dates of birth and death; entered the service; joined the society; type of work; place of work; pension no. From this number sometimes the application form can be seen and the place of birth and a signature obtained.

As well as these records and also useful for family history, there is the North Eastern Railway Register of Enginemen and Firemen. This is a list of the enginemen who were based at the various engine sheds of the North Eastern Railway and gives a history of their achievements whilst they were working.

Unfortunately some of the records are incomplete

The material in this collections can be consulted in the Study Centre at:

Head of Steam
North Road Station
Tel. 01325 460 532