|June 13, 1941 started
work on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at
Washington DC, Freight Station as a Messenger. Worked
as Trucker, Checker, Receiving clerk on the platform, Claim clerk and Bookkeeping
Machine Operator in the Freight Agent's office at different time from 1941 to 1959.
Moved between Washington, Brunswick, MD and Hagerstown, MD during
Brunswick, MD worked as Crew Caller
during 1942 and 1943. Volunteered to go into the service in November
1942 and was inducted into Army in March 1943. Served 33 months in
the Army including 27 months in the Pacific in the Medical Corp and
discharged as Corporal. in December 1945
Upon returning from service in December 1945 I returned to the crew
callers office in Brunswick. Also worked there as Chief Caller, Yard Clerk and
Yardmaster until late in 1946 when I returned to Washington and
worked on the platform as a Checker and Clerk to General Foreman on the
platform and Claim Clerk in the Agents office. Got married in June 1947
and returned to Brunswick as Crew Caller, Chief Caller, Yard clerk and Yardmaster until
middle 50's.. Moved to Hagerstown MD as Claim Clerk and later Chief
Clerk to Agent.
Returned to Washington DC as Bookkeeping Machine Operator in 1957 and
later promoted to B&O Supervisor Station Operation, Baltimore, MD in 1959.
Promoted to Freight Agent Yardmaster, Bradford, PA 1960. Promoted
to Portsmouth, OH in 1961 in same capacity. Promoted to Middletown, OH
same capacity in 1965. Returned as Chessie System, Supervisor Station Operation Cincinnati,
OH in 1967, returned to Baltimore as Chessie System, Supervisor Station Operation in 1970,
Promoted to Regional Supt Station Operation in 1971. Promoted to Supt Agency Yard
Office, Western Div Cincinnati OH, 1974 changed to CSX Asst Supt Division
Admin Western Div 1981. Left for vacation in October 1984 at age 60
and retirement began in February 1985 after 44 year service.