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CodeNA10120
Person NameBelses Railway Station
ActivityBelses Railway Station was a country station on the Carlisle to Edinburgh, Waverley route of the North British Railway, and Hugh Harvey (1841-1914) was the station master and goods agent there for 32 years, from 1874-1906. He married in 1864 and had two daughters. His earnings were about £50 a year, and his porter, Hendry, was paid about 83p per week. At the time he worked at the station there were six trains using the down platform and four using the up. Trains also made special stops occasionally for VIPs. During the 1880s Harvey bought twenty acres of land and built a house from old railway sleepers were he lived after his retirement.
Corporate NameBelses Railway Station
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