Conductor Fred Leighton - Southampton St. Yard 1988
railroad has a lot of colorful characters, but on occasion, we do find
someone who's claim to fame are their brains and railroad skills.
Fred Leighton was one of those guys.
was one of those guys who didn't have an awful lot to say, but when he
did say something, it was worth listening to. He also had a knack to
switch out trains. He was one of the few people I knew who could
switch out an entire yard without a switch list. A true railroadman