Dolyhir Station and staff
Collection of Sadie Cole
Various people were employed to supervise and inspect the railways. One of the most important was the District superintendent, who was responsible for the efficient running of the railways within his district. Among other things, this involved the supervision of all the employees of the railways company, including the station masters. John Whittle was one such Superintendent - not only did he employ a servant but he was also able to keep his two daughters in education.
The District Locomotive Superintendent was responsible for the state of the locomotives in all the sheds in their district. Tom Ryder was a district locomotive superintendent, and was living on his own at the time of the census:
Edwin Evans lived a few doors away. He described himself as a 'railway inspector'. There were many different types of inspectors working on the railways at the time, but it is most likely that Edwin either inspected the trains, the tickets or the railways themselves.
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