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Station Supervisors

The title 'Station Master' was abolished with changes in railway management introduced in 1967.  Station Managers and Area Managers took their place.  Station Inspectors, the next tier of management who directly supervised the staff and the day-to-day operation of the station, became Station Supervisors.

In the 1980s and 1990s there were three Station Supervisors at Grantham, based in a room near the south end of platform 1, next to the Train Crew Depot.  They were John Starbuck, seen in the photograph below, Bernard (Bob) Nickerson who had been a driver at Grantham Loco in steam days, and Derek Ward who came from Bingham.

John Starbuck is in the Station Supervisors' office in October 1990. Photograph lent by John Starbuck.
John Starbuck is in the Station Supervisors' office in October 1990.
Photograph lent by John Starbuck.

Here is a link to a story about how John and his team dealt with a typical summer Saturday crowd bound for the seaside.


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