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.

Listed below are the links to the entries typed in so far. We are only typing in the negative descriptions — we are not scanning the images themselves. We are committed to entering the negative descriptions up to number 13,000 — which marks the end of the Midland material in the registers. 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.

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.

- Numbers DY1 – DY250
- Numbers DY251 – DY500
- Numbers DY501 – DY750
- Numbers DY751 – DY1000
- Numbers DY1001 – DY1250
- Numbers DY1251 – DY1500
- Numbers DY1501 – DY1750
- Numbers DY1751 – DY2000
- Numbers DY2001 – DY2250
- Numbers DY2251 – DY2500
- Numbers DY2501 – DY2750
- Numbers DY2751 – DY3000
- Numbers DY3001 – DY3250
- Numbers DY3251 – DY3500
- Numbers DY3501 – DY3565
- Numbers DY3991 – DY4000
- Numbers DY4001 – DY4250
- Numbers DY4251 – DY4500
- Numbers DY4501 – DY4750
- Numbers DY4751 – DY5000
- Numbers DY5005 – DY5250
- Numbers DY5251 – DY5384
- Numbers DY5513 – DY5750
- Numbers DY5751 – DY5842
- Numbers DY6008 – DY6250
- Numbers DY6251 – DY6500
- Numbers DY6501 – DY6750
- Numbers DY6751 – DY7000
- Numbers DY7001 – DY7250
- Numbers DY7251 – DY7389
- Numbers DY7502 – DY7637
- Numbers DY8000 – DY8000
- Numbers DY8001 – DY8250
- Numbers DY8251 – DY8500
- Numbers DY8501 – DY8652
- Numbers DY8790 – DY9000
- Numbers DY9001 – DY9250
- Numbers DY9251 – DY9500
- Numbers DY9501 – DY9750
- Numbers DY9751 – DY10000
- Numbers DY10001 – DY10250
- Numbers DY10251 – DY10500
- Numbers DY10501 – DY10750
- Numbers DY10751 – DY11000
- Numbers DY11001 – DY11250
- Numbers DY11251 – DY11500
- Numbers DY11501 – DY11750
- Numbers DY11751 – DY12000
- Numbers DY12001 – DY12250
- Numbers DY12251 – DY12500
- Numbers DY12501 – DY12750
- Numbers DY12751 – DY13000
- Numbers DY13001 – DY13250
- Numbers DY13251 – DY13500
- Numbers DY13501 – DY13750
- Numbers DY13751 – DY14000
- Numbers DY14001 – DY14250
- Numbers DY14251 – DY14500
- Numbers DY14501 – DY14750
- Numbers DY14751 – DY15000
- Numbers DY15001 – DY15250
- Numbers DY15251 – DY15500
- Numbers DY15501 – DY15750
- Numbers DY15751 – DY16000
- Numbers DY16001 – DY16250
- Numbers DY16251 – DY16500
- Numbers DY16501 – DY16750
- Numbers DY16751 – DY17000
- Numbers DY17001 – DY17250
- Numbers DY17251 – DY17500
- Numbers DY17501 – DY17502

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. A full list of negatives in the Derby collection can be viewed in the Museum’s Reading 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.

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.