|London Bridge - 1856|
The social gulf between where Anscombe came from and where he ended up was huge. However, the rise he would have experienced was not have been uncommon for many early railway managers, and with formal hiring and promotional structures not yet established, the companies employed staff, at all levels, from a vast array of backgrounds. It is, therefore, unsurprising that for Anscombe such a rise was possible.
 The National Archives [TNA], RAIL 414/768, Register of salaried staff appointed 1836-1879, 1864 - 1879, p.1
 HO 107/1653/148, 1851 census, Sussex-Chichester St Bartholomew-District 1, p.16
 HO 107/1113/1, 1841 census, Sussex-Chailey-District 3, p.5
 The Standard, Monday, March 16, 1896, p. 3; Issue 22373.