Railroad Men Volume 19

Railroad Men Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...by representative railroad men, is shown by an interview with Conductor Henry N. Rockwell, of the New York Central, who was recently appointed a member of the New York Board of Railroad Commissioners. When asked if he endorsed the "young man theory," as applied to the rank and file of the service, Commissioner Rockwell said: "Emphatically no; so far as my observation and experience have gone during forty years of active railroad service, a railroad man--an engineer, conductor, telegrapher, towerman and so on--does not render his best service until he is past forty years of age. His best powers in the way of care and general efficiency remain unimpaired until he is sixty or sixty-five years old, according to the individual. Among several good and sufficient reasons for this, one is that a man at such a period of life is generally settled, has a family and lives methodically. One reason why there are fewer railroad accidents in England than in this country is probably because the age of railroad workers is greater on the average over there. Men of family are generally given the preference, other things being: equal, over unmarried applicants for the most responsible operating positions in the service."--The Railroad Employee. The Fatal Horse Railroads are receiving the character of being dangerous, owing to the increasing number of persons killed and maimed in train accidents, and the appalling figures concerning these disasters make' many people feel thankful that they have returned safe and sound from every journey of any length they undertake. The automobile is coming to be regarded as an undesirable second to railroads in killing and wounding people, the riders in such vehicles sharing in about equal degree with...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926226
  • 9781236926227