Author: Chauncey Del French

Publisher: Macmillan Co.


Category: Biography

Page: 292

View: 8446


The Railroad Man in My Life

Author: Janie Blake

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483650731

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

View: 5001

I am Janie Elizabeth Waters Blake, and my goal in writing this is to put together the genealogy of the Waters family, to share what I have been able to learn, to answer questions, to know these people who are your bloodline, and to help you know yourself better.

The St. Louis Gambler and the Railroad Man

Lives and Teachings of the A. A. Old Timers

Author: Glenn C.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595348785

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 7384

William E. Correll (Life Treatment Center) "This book describes the way alcoholics actually think better than anything I have ever read." The world of the good old-timers of the early Alcoholics Anonymous movement comes alive in this book. It tells the interlocking stories of seven people from diverse backgrounds-men, women, black, white, wealthy, poor-who lived and taught the A.A. program with such clarity and spiritual depth, that people came from miles away to sit at their feet and be taught by them. This account was originally written for the local intergroups, to tell how A.A. began during the 1940's and 50's in the cities and towns along the St. Joseph river, as it wound its way through Indiana and Michigan to empty into the Great Lakes. But then all across the country, people struggling with alcoholism and addiction began asking for copies, and psychotherapists and counselors too. It spoke to the heart, they said. It made the twelve step program come alive and showed how it really worked. And above all, they reported, they had found that the words of these men and women were filled with a kind of spiritual wisdom and deep compassion which had the power to heal the soul. So this new edition of The Factory Owner & the Convict has now been prepared, with the last half now printed as a separate volume entitled The St. Louis Gambler & the Railroad Man.

Railroad Man

The Legend of Lil' Jay

Author: Tina Wald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936838004

Category: Musicians

Page: 288

View: 3714


The Railroad Man

Author: John V. Pasquariello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495394003

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4561

Mike Vincente's life hit rock bottom after being unjustly drummed out from the New Jersey State Police. Now a railroad cop, he thinks he's nothing more than a boxcar babysitter. But while he's on a routine call to roust yet another trespasser from the yard, Laura Paris jumps out of one of those boxcars. He arrests her, and she starts babbling a wild story about being kidnapped, computer biometrics, and some "thing" coming in a container aboard the next morning's train. It all sounds crazy, until the yard is attacked by several shadowy figures using military type weapons. Laura is taken, and Mike must now unravel a mystery that will rip away the veil of security New York City has enjoyed for over a decade and force this gritty railroad man to confront his anguished past to save the girl who's sent him on the runaway ride of his life.

The Life of the Railroad Man

Drawn from Fifteen Years' Experience as a Brakeman, Fireman and Engineer

Author: Herbert E. Hamblen,W. D. Stevens

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781497939127


Page: 64

View: 3927

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1898 Edition.

Southern Railroad Man

Conductor N.J. Bell's Recollections of the Civil War Era

Author: Nimrod J. Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875801841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 7319

Nimrod J. Bell worked as a conductor for several southern railroads in their formative period, from 1857 to 1894. After his career was cut short by an accident, he wrote his memoirs detailing his first glimpses of some of the earliest trains in the South and his thirty-eight years as a conductor. Published in Atlanta in 1896, his book offers a first-hand account of working conditions on the railroads, operational procedures, wartime railroading, and passenger travel during Reconstruction. Full of stories about colorful characters who rode the trains - from Confederate troops to train robbers - Southern Railroad Man is a rich source on late nineteenth-century southern culture, tradition, and travel. Perhaps because Bell worked as a conductor, some of his most interesting observations pertain to the people he encountered. Unintentionally, he also provides insights into race relations in a time of transition as he recalls his interactions with blacks as slaves, laborers, and patrons. Written in the language of the ordinary worker, Bell's narrative is a veritable treasure trove of information on southern railroads and their operations. Among the roads he traveled were several in the Carolinas, the Western & Atlantic, the East Tennessee & Georgia, the Alabama & Chattanooga, the South & North Alabama, and the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia. Many of the railroads for which Bell worked were eventually incorporated into the Southern Railway. A rare account of early railroading, Southern Railroad Man is edited by James A. Ward, who provides notes and an introduction that places Bell's story in historical context. This unique book will appeal to anyone interested in railroad history, the history of industrialization, the Civil War, and the culture of the South in the late nineteenth century.

Few Hours' Talk

With a Railroad Man (Classic Reprint)

Author: Thomas H. Bowne

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265279205

Category: Reference

Page: 142

View: 5343

Excerpt from Few Hours' Talk: With a Railroad Man The object with which this work is presented to the public is to demonstrate the practical railroad questions of the day which have become matters of public concern. The man who would really study the subject would of necessity be required to seek his material and informa tion amongst hundreds of different arguments and re ports, many of which are exceedingly able, and, I dare say, few of them easy of access, and still fewer at all com plete in themselves. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


A Memoir of a Railroad Man

Author: Gail F. Meintzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998167350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 9461

Travel with Gail F. Meintzer as he journeys with the railroad system from Illinois across the plains to many cities before he finally settles in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Gail F. Meintzer shares his story as a die-hard railroader, golfer, and bowler in Detours: A Memoir of a Railroad Man.

Murphy Was a Railroad Man

Author: Girard O'Malley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478711124

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4541

Murphy was a railroad man. You know, the guy who wrote Murphy 's Law: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Yes, he must have been a railroad man. Where else would he have gotten the inspiration for his law? For on the railroad there are years and years of tradition, unhampered by modern progress. It's a place where anything that can go wrong, does go wrong, on a regular basis. This book is about the little-known world of railroad repair shops. These are places, located in railroads throughout the country, where trains are serviced and repaired. It's a hazardous and hidden world, populated by a unique breed of individuals. Our story takes place in a backwater town in upstate New York, served by the Albany-Metro Railroad. The town is named Onionville and is nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about sixty miles southwest of Albany. It is a town born by the railroad one hundred years earlier when the Albany-Metro Railroad decided to run one of its lines to there. It is an isolated town, with only limited access, via rural roads, to outside areas. The secluded townspeople are almost self-sufficient, growing their own food, raising livestock and caring for most of their daily needs, locally. This isolation, along with occasional intermarriage, produced a group of people with limited perspective and some brain damage. Since the railroad had established a line from Onionville, a repair shop was built there. Maintenance on all the trains running to Albany was performed in that shop. The majority of the shop personnel came from the town of Onionville and were known as "Onionville boys." These men knew from their high school days that they would work for the railroad in the Onionville Shop, as most of their fathers and grandfathers had before them. In many ways, the shop resembled a halfway house, with workers trudging about, dressed in tattered clothing, sporting brain-dead looks brought about by inbreeding and the inhalation of copious diesel fumes. Everything in the Onionville Shop was done backwards. Coffee breaks were taken at 8 a.m., before work began, because it took the supervisors a half-hour to figure out what the day's assignments were. The majority of the work was given to the men who had put forth the effort in the past to learn the complexities of repairing the trains, since they were the only ones who could do the work. This rewarded the lazy with no work. Promotions to foreman were restricted to incompetent workers since the good ones couldn't be spared. This ensured a continuous group of inept foremen. Picture a shop with incompetent supervisors, untrained and unwilling workers, broken or unreliable test equipment; all working together to create chaos and mayhem. Add to the mix a Cajun shop superintendent, whose butchery of the English language created confusion and misdirection, and you've got the formula for Armageddon. Now if you've pictured all of this, you realize that Murphy must have been a railroad man, and he probably worked in the Onionville Shop.

Stormy's Hat

Just Right for a Railroad Man

Author: Eric A. Kimmel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374372620

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 651

As Stormy, a railroad engineer, searches for the perfect hat--one that will not blow off, get too hot, or shade his eyes too much--his wife, Ida, becomes increasingly annoyed that he will not let her help. Includes a historical note about the real Stormyand Ida Kromer.