Railroads & Railroading

Date

1982

Description

In this collection of interviews, individuals discuss railroads, the different railroad systems, and railroad cars. A variety of topics concerning railroads and trains are also discussed. The interviewees in this series are all either railroad enthusiasts or former railroad company employees. Memorabilia, the rise and fall of certain railroad techniques and train engines, and the differences between trains are also discussed.

Title

Railroads & Railroading

Collection Items

Raymond Alford is a retired station master of the former Union Station in Lexington, KY. In this interview, Alford, describes Union Station; the number of trains in and out of the station, the fares, and it being torn down.

Charles Hacker is a retired signal foreman for the L & N Railroad. In this interview, Hacker, discusses his duties as signal foreman, the old signals, and the L & N strike in 1955.

Dennis Quillen is a Geography professor at Eastern KY University. In this interview, Quillen, discusses his interest in railroads and railroading. He describes the different railroad systems and different railroad accidents.

In this interview, Vernon Tart, discusses his interest in railroads and railroading. He describes the different railroad cars and railroad systems.

Arthur Bryson, Jr., is a retired lawyer from Boyd County, KY. In this interview, Bryson, discusses his interest in railroads and railroading since his childhood. He describes the different types of railroad systems and the different railroad cars.
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