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In 1907 the NER owned about 1,000 houses which were occupied rent-free by staff. 600 of the houses were occupied by stationmasters. It was proposed "...to abolish this arrangement gradually by making a proper rent charge for the houses, a corresponding addition being made to ... salaries or wages..."

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On Saturday 13 September 1913 Kenton station, on the Ponteland branch, was burned to the ground by militant suffragettes. As well as the timber buildings, some £1,000 worth of stored luggage was destroyed.