Tuesday, June 12, 2012

More than three dozen Durrant family members over six generations have worked for the Union Pacific Railroad

"Union Pacific and the Durrant family legacy", by Jeff Stagl © Progressive Railroading, June, 2012. (Article)

"When the golden spike was driven into place ... as many as five Durrant family members were in attendance. ... Six generations later, Durrants still are among the Class I's ranks and still are performing trackwork. And through the 143 years since the spike-driving, more than three dozen family members ... have served the railroad ... [with] more than 800 years of service ... After Kevin Durrant, who's 53, retires in a decade or so, no more family members will be employed at UP. ... " [More]

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