American Locomotive Engineers

American Locomotive Engineers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...his associates and acquaintances Mr. Hughes stands very high, and his superiors place great confidence in him. J. J. HUGHES, Elmira, New York. A popular young man of Elmira is J. J. Hughes, son of Ex-Alderman Hughes. He was born in this city on September 15, 1867, and after receiving a common school education went to work in the Erie shops when he was 16 years of age. Four years later he commenced firing on the Susquehanna Division, and in 1891 was promoted to engineer, in which capacity he has proven himself fully worthy this important and trustworthy position. Mr. Hughes is a member of Lodge No. 242, B. of L. E., of Elmira, and is an earnest advocate of the principles of the order. WILLIAM B. HUGHES, Newburgh, New York. The subject of this sketch was born in Manchester, England, in September, 1861, and is the son of Hugh Hughes, who still resides in that city. Mr. Hughes left school at the age of 12 and immediately entered the machine shop of the London & Northwestern Railroad as a machinist's apprentice and helper. He served at this trade a rigid apprenticeship of four years, and at the age of 16, being a full-fledged machinist, he was advanced to the position of wiper. For seven years he worked in that capacity on the L. & N. W., and then becoming dissatisfied he decided to try his fortunes across the sea. Accordingly in 1883 he came to the United States, and very soon after landing secured a position as fireman on the Erie. For the next five years he fired on the New York Division, being promoted to engineer in 1888. He is regarded as one of the most competent men pulling freight over the eastern end of the road. He belongs to Deerpark Lodge, No. 1, B. of L. F.. and B. of L. E., Lodge No. WILLIAM HUGHES, Buffalo, New York. William...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554493
  • 9781236554499