Description of Railroad Life in SC about 1920'sgreenspun.com : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread
I am interested in life in the railroad town of Andrews,SC around 1920-1930. I had family that worked there as mechanics and would like to know more about what their life was like - the work, life style, relations with railroad.
-- John Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2001
John Here is a link to a site on Andrew's RR and logging history: http://www.users.sccoast.net/jornes/andrews/hist.htm Joe
-- Joe Bartolini (email@example.com), January 04, 2001.
John: This is probably a story of Andrews in the 1940's, rather than the 1920-1930 period. The Poston's were a prominent family of railroaders in Andrews. In fact, there was even a Conductor Poston on the Virginia Division that occasionally brought No. 58 to Richmond. The late Dave Poston came home from college on summer vacation and got a job on the trainman's extra board. Returning home from his first trip, his dad asked: "Dave, why are your eyes so red and puffy ?" "Because, Dad, the crew told me it was my job to lean out the window and keep a constant watch for torpedos on the rail!"
-- Harry Bundy (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2001.