Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday (out of) Steam

Roofing (again) this weekend reminds me of how out of shape I'm in.

Dad worked on the C, B & Q and then later with Burlington Northern.


David aka True Blue Sam said...

Hey, my wife's father worked for the Q, too! He started out as a messenger boy rounding up train crews, and ran so he could save his streetcar tokens. He got on the road as a brakeman, and was a conductor on passenger trains, then freight. He retired in the 1980's. He worked out of St. Joseph, MO.

strandediniowa said...

This internet tubes make the world small doesn't it?

Dad started as a switchman, then brakeman, then conductor on both freight and passenger. I got a chance to ride the California Zephyr while it was still a Burlington Route before Amtrak ruined rail travel. He was stationed out of Galesburg and Burlington and retired in '83.

It seemed like my dad knew everyone that worked between Aurora, IL and Creston, IA and I would bet he either knew your wife's father or knew someone who knew him.

Was the St Joseph originally part of the Burlington and Missouri RR?

David aka True Blue Sam said...

I will check with the F.I.L.