National Railway Museum nrm.org.uk/railwaystories/songs
Navvies’ own voices are hard to find, but here is a wonderful collection of navvy songs.
Railway Archive bit.ly/ ranav The Railway Archive is part of a larger project that received funding to put archive material relating to transport online. The site includes resources from a range of archives that hold railway material and provides a wealth of background information and photographs.
Victorian Web victorianweb.org/ history/ work/ sullivan/contents.html Free online copy of Navvyman by Dick Sullivan, about the experiences of his great grandfather, grandfather and father, who were all navvies.
British Newspaper Archive britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk Features many reports of accidents and deaths of navvies. The newspapers in this collection can also be accessed at findmypast.co.uk