This is my tribute to one of the greatest railroadmen I
have ever had the pleasure to work with.
If the railroad had more men of this caliber working for it we'd surely
have nothing to worry about.
Here's a man who takes pride in giving the passengers a "good
ride" because, as he puts it, "that's the least he can do for
When was the last time you heard a railroader speak of doing anything
for the passengers?
A great many of the clowns we work with are worried about two things.
Getting paid the most..........For doing the least amount work possible.....Lazy
assed no-good-for-nothings who never did a good days worth of railroad
work in their lives.
These clowns aren't "Railroaders." They are bozos who just
happen to be working for the railroad.
Imagine If we could bottle Richie Fowkes' dedication and integrity and
sell it to these bozos we work with.....Many of whom couldn't make a pimple
on a real railroadman's ass?
The substance that makes Richie such a great railroadman does not end with
his work ethic. Besides being a great railroadman and one of the best
Locomotive Engineers out there, "R.C." is
also a great friend to one and all.
We have a lot of phonies on both sides of the coin running
around who claim to care about their coworkers and are oh-so dedicated to
the goodwill and well being of their railroad brothers and sisters, but
it's the likes of Richie Fowkes, an honest to goodness good friend
and great man who is always there for a friend in
One Good Friend - One Great Railroadman!
"R.C.", a former South Boston High School hockey star and NCAA/Hockey
East Referee gives Ben Perry a few on-ice pointers!
Richies give us his best impersonation of the late, great Donald McHugh.