I began my railroad career working menial jobs for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad while on summer vacation in high school. I graduated to the "Ice Gang" (bringing in blocks of ice for air conditioning on the coaches.) After serving as an Air Force Pilot in WWII, I returned to the railroad as an electrician. I left the railroad for an assortment of jobs, before becoming a Senior Safety Advisor for the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
I posted this blog so that the history and inner workings of the railroad would not be lost on future generations.