Edmund Gibbs (#38), worked for six years for the Great Western Railway as a signalman and finally a shunter as shown in the above record.
Note that his starting wage
in 1879 was 16 shillings (£0.80 in current money) which according to The National Archives currency converter
would have the same spending worth of £36.56 in 2005.
His highest wage in 1883 of 21 shillings (£1.05 in current money) equates to
It seems that a shunter was not paid as much as a signalman as his final
wage in 1885 was 18 shillings which equates to £43.48.