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Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad
by Joe Harris


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Early in Joe Harris's railroad career, one of his supervisors told him, "You have to blow your own horn; nobody's going to blow it for you." Harris tried to live by these words. And in this memoir, he also describes blowing a horn of another sort--that of a railroad engineer.  Read more...


 
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About the Book

Early in Joe Harris's railroad career, one of his supervisors told him, "You have to blow your own horn; nobody's going to blow it for you." Harris tried to live by these words. And in this memoir, he also describes blowing a horn of another sort--that of a railroad engineer. Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad recaps Harris's thirty-six-year stint working on the railroad--from his debut as an electrician's helper in 1969 with the Burlington Northern Railroad to becoming an engineer in 1974. In his thirty years working as a locomotive engineer, Harris hit twenty vehicles and killed three people with the train. With a focus toward safety, Harris discusses becoming a volunteer presenter with Operation Lifesaver, a program designed to help save people's lives around railroad tracks. Including a comprehensive glossary of railroad terminology, Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad presents a fascinating look into the many and varied facets of working on the railroad with both passenger trains and freight trains--from the interesting locals to the quirky co-workers.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781426914768
  • ISBN-10: 1426914768
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 188
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds


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