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  1. Working on the Railroad. The Railroad was built by thousands of hard-working laborers. "It was acknowledged by all railroad men that nowhere on the line could the grading compare in completeness and finish with the work done by [the Mormon workers]." Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of Utah.
  2. Working on the railroadexplore the inner workings of the railroad industry and find out who gets the job done. This pbs eight documentary called 'working on the railroad' profiles the engineers, switchmen, dispatchers and track crews who drive the rail industry in duluth and superior. Three experienced producers and six skilled photographers capture the essence.
  3. "I've Been Working on the Railroad" is an American folk song. The first published version appeared as "Levee Song" in Carmina Princetonia, a book of Princeton University songs published in The earliest known recording is by the Sandhills Sixteen, released by Victor Records in Published:
  4. Jun 21,  · TITLE: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: traditional, public domain KEYWORDS: railroading, work, courting EARLIEST DATE: (Carmina Princetonia). Although this is surely a composed song, James J. Fuld, The Book of World-Famous Music () cannot find any references to the “Railroad” verses prior to (when it was twice published as .
  5. Aug 20,  · A great resource for anyone with Erie Railroad workers in the family, this site indexes employee rosters, obituaries, photographs, letters, accident reports and other records compiled from old issues of Erie, the employee magazine published from to , and Erie-Lackawanna Magazine, published after the railroad’s merger with the.
  6. Railroad workers are being offered signing bonuses of up to $25, to join BNSF Railway and Union Pacific as the freight railroads struggle to fill jobs in a historically tight labor market.
  7. The Great Search-Finding Railroad Employment Records. Many of us remember hearing stories about Grandpa Joe who worked for "the railroad." He may have been an engineer on crack passenger trains such as the Hiawatha or , may have manned a busy interlocking tower, or generated waybills in the yard biacelgoatrogifos.draditalcudlerasorelolensiri.co may have been awarded a gold pass for 50 years of service, or he may have worked on.
  8. Mar 27,  · By , one in every 50 Americans was employed by the railroads. Railroad construction also attracted thousands of immigrants, including the Chinese, Irish and even members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Begin your search for a railroad working ancestor by identifying where he lived at the time of his railroad employment.
  9. Sep 04,  · The railroad jack made it possible to raise a loaded boxcar and repair a broken spring or wheel bearing on the road. Typically carried in the locomotive and the caboose, the jack was considered a valued item to the crew. The extreme lifting capacity and multitude of domestic uses also made the railroad jack a top pick for thieves.

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