I don't think words can express how shocked and saddened we all were
to hear of the untimely death of Conductor and plain ol' good guy Steve Globa. Steve was
one of the truly unique characters who made the railroad the special place that it is and
will always be.
Steve was like Amtrak's very own version of the friendly giant,
always smiling and upbeat (unless someone pissed him off)......Always out there getting
into some sort of usually harmless mischief.......Another railroad legend in his own mind.
The best way to describe "Globa" was as our own, larger
than living life looney tune character. Because of the nature of railroading you may not
see him for months at a time, but we had some sort of indescribable comfort in knowing
that this great guy was somewhere up or down the line getting into some sort of
controversy or harmless mischief......Or eating......Or sleeping.