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How about those Johnsons?
Posted by: CharlieMcCandless (IP Logged)
Date: December 04, 2011 04:05PM

The Rio Grande narrow gauge had a few people named Johnson in the engine service. I would need additional information to prove if they were related.
Louis Johnson was promoted to engineer on 6-15-1893. He was one of the engineers on the Silverton Branch train when fireman John Connor waas killed. Johnson was later killed on a similar wreck on the Silverton Branch.
D.R. Johnson was hired as a fireman on 1-25-1901 and promoted to engineer on 7-12-1905.
John ``Jughead'' Johnson passed his student trips on 8-30-1906 and promoted to engineer on 1-1-1910.
A.S. Johnson marked up as a fireman for the first time on 10-14-06 and promoted to engineer on 1-5-1910. He lasted into the diesel era, being the seniorengineer in Alamosa in the late 1950s.
J.W. Johnson's fireman's date was 9-15-1914. He was promoted to engineer on 10-20-1918.
The last of the Johnsons on my list was J. I. Johnson, who had a fireman's date of 10-19-1918.



Subject Written By Posted
  How about those Johnsons? CharlieMcCandless 12/04/2011 04:05PM
  How about those Cummins? CharlieMcCandless 12/07/2011 10:17AM
  How about those Wilsons? CharlieMcCandless 12/07/2011 10:22AM
  Re: How about those Cummins? ROW Explorer 01/03/2012 11:01PM
  Re: How about those Cummins? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 08:52AM
  Re: How about those Johnsons? Granflaten 12/07/2011 03:00PM
  Re: How about those Johnsons? CharlieMcCandless 12/08/2011 05:34PM
  Re: How about those Johnsons? Nelson Bros Lumber Co. 12/08/2011 07:07PM
  Re: How about those Johnsons? ROW Explorer 01/03/2012 08:36PM
  Re: How about those Johnsons? ROW Explorer 01/03/2012 08:38PM
  Re: How about those Connors? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 08:41AM
  Re: How about those Connors? MD Ramsey 01/04/2012 09:56AM
  Re: How about those Connors? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 10:19AM
  Re: How about those Johnsons? Herb Kelsey 01/04/2012 12:24AM
  Re: How about those Johnsons? South Park 01/04/2012 08:17AM
  Re: How about those Cummins? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 08:27AM
  Re: How about those Cummins? GeorgeGaskill 01/04/2012 02:59PM
  Re: How about those Cummins? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 05:08PM
  Re: How about those Hurleys? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 05:37PM
  Re: How about those Hurleys? ROW Explorer 01/04/2012 07:01PM
  Re: How about those Hurleys? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 08:26PM
  Re: How about those Hurleys? South Park 01/06/2012 02:24AM
  Re: How about those Cummins? Jimmy Blouch 01/04/2012 05:30PM
  Re: How about those Cummins? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 05:40PM
  Re: How about those Reddingtons? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 08:33PM
  Re: How about that Katschthaler? CharlieMcCandless 01/04/2012 09:30PM
  Re: How about those Johnsons? Herb Kelsey 01/05/2012 01:54AM
  How About Owen House? CharlieMcCandless 01/05/2012 06:49AM
  How About P.F. Voigt? CharlieMcCandless 01/05/2012 07:16AM
  How About Charles Arnell? CharlieMcCandless 01/05/2012 07:52PM
  The missing Edminstens CharlieMcCandless 01/06/2012 06:51PM
  The found Edmistens CharlieMcCandless 01/08/2012 08:02PM
  How about them Shawcrofts? Earl 01/08/2012 10:31AM
  Re: How about them Shawcrofts? CharlieMcCandless 01/08/2012 05:00PM
  How about those Irishmen? CharlieMcCandless 01/09/2012 05:35PM
  Re: How about those Johnsons? CharlieMcCandless 01/12/2012 07:51AM


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Engine number 489 and 486 as mid train helper with a 64 car westbound freight. Photographed: east of Cumbres, Colo., May 28, 1939.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Image Collection catalog number OP-8778.

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