John Henry Stewart.Midland Great Western railway

Employed Galway-Clifden Railway Line, at Magheramore.

By Betty Nipoti

John Henry {Harry} Stewart. B. 1862. Dublin. D. 1934
Types of signal lights used by John Henry Stewart

These photos depict the railroad employment history of John Henry
Stewart, gatekeeper at Mahera More – Galway-Clifden Railway Line.  He
was employed by the Midland Great Western Railway
North Wall Station, Docklands, Dublin, Ireland, for the monthly salary
of 18 pound sterling at the age of 18 in 1888.  He was promoted to
signal keeper two years later and received an increased in salary of 1
pound.  He was recommended by employment by Sir William Kaye.  He was
transferred to the West due to an unknown railway accident and
received a position on the Galway-Clifden line with a
gatekeeper’s cottage at a salary of 15 pound sterling. He maintained this
position until his death in 1935, around the time of the railroad line

His position, as noted in the Census of 1901 was Railway Policemen

The ledger shows compensation for Mary Ellen Stewart, wife
who became gatekeeer for one year, and then the home was transferred. The cottage was transferred by Mary Ellen Stewart to oldest son, Henry Stewart on 18/7/40 with a Land Evaluation Reference File Notation.

This page was added on 17/06/2013.

Comments about this page

  • The records show here are among the collections of the Irish Railway Record Society of personnel records of employees from 1870 – 1950. They also have Ordiance Survey maps covering much of the railway transport system. This building is located behind Heuston Station in Dublin, and is only open on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30 PM. Check the web site at for updates on summer closings.

    By Betty Keneavy-Nipoti (21/06/2013)

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