Burlington Northern Adventures: Railroading in the Days of the Caboose

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Burlington Northern Adventures relate the personal experiences of the author, William J. Brotherton, who went "railroading" as a brakeman, conductor and trainmaster for the Burlington Northern Railroad system, starting in 1979 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Through his many interesting short stories, Brotherton illustrates what it was like to work for a major railroad company before branch lines, vintage diesel locomotives and cabooses were phased out. Brotherton, who hopped freights as a youth growing up in ...

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Overview

Burlington Northern Adventures relate the personal experiences of the author, William J. Brotherton, who went "railroading" as a brakeman, conductor and trainmaster for the Burlington Northern Railroad system, starting in 1979 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Through his many interesting short stories, Brotherton illustrates what it was like to work for a major railroad company before branch lines, vintage diesel locomotives and cabooses were phased out. Brotherton, who hopped freights as a youth growing up in Atlanta, takes the reader along on his personal encounter with a railroaders' life in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Colorado. He ended his railroad career as a trainmaster with the Colorado & Southern Railway in Denver.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780942035681
  • Publisher: South Platte Press
  • Publication date: 9/29/2005
  • Sales rank: 1,399,908
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2005

    Railroading Memories

    As a retired GN, BN, BNSF R.R. Radioman/Electronics Technician for thirty three years, this book was a great insight to what goes on in the trains after they leave the terminal. I just got to work/fix on the communication equipment on the trains engine/caboose and never ride the rail. One of those books one just doesn't want to put down for the evening without finishing.

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