Conductor's Charm School at the Training Car - South Station Boston
Here's a cast of characters if you ever saw one.
Up in the top row, far left you'll find Conductor Tom Casagrande.
Tom was major league baseball's very first "bonus baby,"
signing with the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League. Below
him is Carmine "Zip" Zippoli who worked out of New York
Penn. He was the railroad's answer to the "Godfather." He
ended up losing his house in a law suit which was brought against
him by a passenger he clocked..
In the front row, left to right, you'll find Caeser Stolazi, Norm
Lust, Leroy Smith and John Wasko.
Some times block operators had a little extra
time on their hands and to make time pass by, they'd find creative
ways to make the day (or night) go by a little quicker. Operator
Livingston, stationed at the Wood River (MP150) temporary block
station used his artistic abilities to issue FORM A's in