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Victorian Ghosts, 1852-1907: EN 4573 Collection


Being a signalman during this time was a stressful job. Historical data taken from this period lacks substantial information on their employment records, specifically involving who was employed and how many people were employed at a specific time. Many historians believe that due to the high-stress involved in running the signals and the trains, paired with the isolation involved in the job from society, many railroad workers committed suicide from both the isolation, demanding hours, and stress caused by the job. Andrews, Frank W. G. “Employment on the Railways in East Kent, 1841–1914.” Journal of Transport History, vol. 21, no. 1, SAGE Publications, Mar. 2000, pp. 54–72, doi:10.7227/TJTH.21.1.4. [AT]

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