Tom Keenan, Locomotive Engineer : A Story of Fifty Years on the Rail as Told by Himself
Overview - This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... XVII HEROES living Versus Dead Heroes--Some Real Heroes--Bill Swick--Pete Hubbard--Johnny Lewis--Jerry George--Benny Locke--George Rouse. Read more...
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More About Tom Keenan, Locomotive Engineer by Neason JonesOverviewThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... XVII HEROES living Versus Dead Heroes--Some Real Heroes--Bill Swick--Pete Hubbard--Johnny Lewis--Jerry George--Benny Locke--George Rouse. N entering the rooms of the Railroad Young Men's Christian Association at Hoboken one day, I was met by a representative of one of the New York papers. He had been informed I was one of the oldest engineers in the employ of the railroad company and thought I could recall some incidents in which railroad men had died at their post as heroes, which he desired to embody in a newspaper article on the subject. Now railroad men in general have very decided opinions on the subject of "heroes " of this kind. They very well know that the man who dies at his post does so, either because he has no opportunity to escape or is fastened there by fright. "I have known many men to be killed at their post in the performance of their duty," I replied, "but never knew one who would not have saved himself, if he could, or one who sacrificed his life because he wanted to be a hero. For, let me tell you, life is precious to all of us." "That's so," he answered, with an involuntarysigh. "Would you like to see some heroes?" I asked. "I would indeed," he answered, as visions of his prospective article again rose in his mind. "Then come with me to the roundhouse, and I will show you as fine a body of heroes as a man ever looked upon. I will show you a number of men who are not ashamed to stand up and confess their faith in Jesus Christ as their Saviour, and it takes a hero to do that in these days." Had he accompanied me to the roundhouse I might have introduced him at that time to Bill Swick. While many of my old associates would joke about my conversion, my heart went out to them, and I would take occasion as opportunity offered to speak with th...
- ISBN-13: 9781150961687
- ISBN-10: 1150961686
- Publisher: General Books
- Publish Date: February 2012
- Page Count: 58
- Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.27 pounds