Saturday, September 08, 2007

Crane's neck


If you are interested in Western (and Espee) RR history, perhaps the attached is of interest.  The attachment is about the RRers' tale of "the crane with the broken neck," the fabled punishment for taking part in the Great Pullman Strike and Boycott of Eugene V. Debs, in 1894.  


Crane Watermark

Crane Watermark

Crane Watermark
Courtesy Fred C. Gamst.

Tower at the crossing, Dixon, CA

From: "Jane Barry"

My father worked for the Southern Pacific, I believe, in 1937-8, in Dixon, CA. He worked in a tower at the crossing. Can anyone tell me what kinds of things he might have done?

—Jane Barry