Steam Era Train Crews

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Thu Mar 28 09:39:10 EDT 2013

There would have been a head-end brakeman, rear-end brakeman, and conductor.  I believe the typical steam era crew normally totaled five persons.

Jim Brewer

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Other than the engineer and fireman, who else made up a typical freight train crew in the early '50s--on a run from Roanoke to Hagerstown, for example. ~~Bernie Hylton

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