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Re: First C&T, Scenic Operated Revenue Train?

November 26, 2010 03:49AM
Gothpapa, After thinking some more about it, I'm not sure that Benny Medina or Cliff Palmer were actually ever shop formen. Benny did serve at least one season as a welder, and Cliff served one or two seasons as a machinist.

Mark Yeamans and I both hired on at Durango within a day of each other in the spring of 1981. When Bradshaw bought the Silverton and immediately kicked out all the union employees, he (and we) quickly realized he was in desparate need of shop and train crewmen. Mark and I both slipped over to see if we could get hired on, without knowing what each other were up to. However, I did spot Mark's car returning from Durango as I was driving over to there! Bernie Watts hired on in the shop over there just a week or two before us. Not long after Mark and hired on, Russ Fischer did too.

That left poor Gary Getman, superintendent in Chama, in pretty dire straits! At that point he was left with only George Knoff for engineer, and he was getting up in years. But I had to do it, knowing that another opportunity like that wasn't ever going to come along again. I went from making $10,000 for the year in 1980 (by far my best in 10 years with Scenic) to $50,000 in my first year with the D&SNG!



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