Me and Conductor Curtis Standberry on his
retirement day. Curtis was a beloved Conductor on #449/448 for years and is still missed
by both the crews and the passengers.
This is a tribute to some of the many railroaders we've
said good bye too over the last decade or so. Some retired, some passed away....Some just
packed it up and got the heck out.
No matter what, many of us miss these great folks.
Isn't it ironic that the good ones are never around as long as you'd like them to be and
the assholes are in your face forever.
Jack O'Brien hams it up with Steve Globa.
We can never forget the joy and mayhem Steve brought to the railroad.
Our very own version of the friendly giant.
Conductor John Newman (L) shares a pop with
the late, great Engineer Donald McHugh. Donald was off his rocker but he was a wonderful
guy and we miss his crazy radio transmissions. Yes Don, the eagle has landed!
Here's LSA Pedro "Have tip for me?" Alfonso with my great
friend John Perullo. Pedro was quite a character. Besides being a
great worker, the passengers loved him and he loved
them.....Especially the male passengers. Pedro transferred to
Florida to be with his Mom, a Cuban immigrant. A short time later he
became seriously ill and passed away.
Jimmy was a real credit to the
railroad. A favorite amongst passengers, Jimmy always went out of his
way to make the passengers and his coworkers feel right at home.
Jimmy became ill shortly
after this photo was taken. He tried to come back to work but his
illness finally got the best of him and passed away a short time
Jimmy was one of those
rare folks who never had a bad word to say about anybody. He never let
anything bother him and he never, ever asked for any special
treatment, even when he was obviously not having a good day......And
even on his most challenging days, he was a true prince!
It's Conductor Harvey
Harvenders retirement day and he poses with Locomotive Engineer Bernie
Harvey retired and Bernie
passed away a few years after this photo was taken. Just two good
railroadmen. Two great guys.
Carol with a "K"
hams it up with another "First Street Yard" legend,
Conductor Dave Fowkes.
Dave was your typical
"First Street" kinda guy.
Avoided passenger trains.
Could drink you under the
Had a heart of gold.
Dave passed away a short
time ago but it missed by all of his pals at Southampton Street Yard.
- Pedro - Manny
Three great guys indeed!
Barry, on the left, was a Boston Lead Service Attendant. Agent Orange
ailments a la Vietnam forced him off the railroad shortly after this
photo was taken.
Alfonso, a former Boston LSA and another character, passed away
shortly after this photo was taken from cancer.
Manny Correia, our very own railroad retailer, retired in 2000. We
miss him and his great deals on watches and handbags!
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