Blow the Whistle Softly Rail Tales by Ruth T Eckes Signed Soft Cover
Blow the Whistle Softly Rail Tales by Ruth T Eckes Signed Soft Cover
Blow the Whistle Softly Rail Tales by Ruth T Eckes Signed Soft Cover
Blow the Whistle Softly Rail Tales by Ruth T Eckes Signed Soft Cover

Blow the Whistle Softly Rail Tales by Ruth T Eckes Signed Soft Cover

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Blow the Whistle Softly Rail Tales by Ruth T Eckes Signed Soft Cover
 
Blow the Whistle Softly Rail Tales by Ruth T Eckes
Soft Cover
Pages 184
Signed by Author
Copyright 1996

Table Of Contents
Time For Memories, No Time For Tears  1
Love At First Sound 7
Love From A To Z  15
Not A Bed Of Roses  23
Railroading Was A Dangerous Job 31
Two Black Eyes 39
The Runaway Locomotive  45
Horsing Around  47
"Piece Of Cake"49
White Bluffs, Washington In 1943 55
The Cowcatcher Caper 59
Milwaukee Runaway - 1920  61
The Auburn Coal Bunker 67
The Things I Really Remember 69
Flat Wheels 73
A Night I Will Never Forget 75
Pictures From The Past  93
Early Day Telegrapher 96
Old Morse Men  110
Steam Engine Woes  113
An Unheeded Warning  117
The Kelso Scramble  122
Call Me Embarrassed  123
Ten Blackbirds  124
Rinfret, Quebec  125
All The Way With Santa Fe I  129
"Fer Hefin Sex" 133
A Bridge To Learning  137
Ok "D" For Davis  139
Peanuts And The Arc  141
What D'ya Mean ? 143
Dreaded Kneehill I 145
Is This The Janitor ?  147
An Introduction To Railroading  149
Lakemp Became The Town Of Booker, Texas  153
Internal Fog  155
Not Enough Hands  156
A Santa Fe Lady Telegrapher  158
A Switchman's Nightmare  161
Valentine's Day Disaster  162
Salt-Water Games  165
Wymer In 1942 167
Unidentified Body  168
My Thirty-Nine Years At Kalama, Washington  169
Delivery Day  172

INTRODUCTION
Railroads of 1850 and those as we near the year 2000, bear very little resemblance. Except for two rails and some flanged wheels, there is practically no comparison; this is true not only in appearance but also in operating procedures and rules.
Railroads during 1850s were low-tech. Some still used horses for propulsion and the steam locomotive, though a marvelous improvement, was in essence a very simple labor-intensive mechanical device. Trains operated (with public necessity a major consideration) as the way was seen to be clear.


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