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Kingsbury Station: mrk438b

Close up showing the stationmaster's house which forms the end of the up platform

Close up of image 'mrk438' showing the stationmaster's very small house which aslso formed the end of the up platform. The staggered end of the down platform can quite clearly be seen. The two platform lamps in view are lit by an oil lamp placed inside a glass sided triangular shaped housing. Each lamp would require the staff to light it every night and to keep it constantly filled. In the early years, when even country stations like Kingsbury were generously staffed, the lot of cleaning and trimming the wicks was the responsibility of the most junior member of staff.