Ascorve, Ernest, Superintendent Telegraph Hidalgo & Northeastern. Rd. Office Mexico City, Mex.
Born Jan. 22, 1868, at Mexico City, Mex. Entered railway service in 1891 as superintendent telegraph Hidalgo &
Northeastern Rd. which position he still holds.
Ashald, William W., Superintendent Telegraph Grand Trunk Ry. Office Montreal, Quebec.
Born Jan. 15, 1856, at Garrettsville, O. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service 1873 as telegraph
operator Atlantic & Great Western Ry, since which he has been consecutively to May 1877, operator, train dispatcher
and trainmaster same road, New York Pennsylvania & Ohio Rd and New York Lake Erie & Western Ry; May 1887
to Jan. 1, 1898, chief dispatcher and trainmaster St. Louis & San Francisco Ry; Jan. 1 to Oct. 1, 1898, assistant
chief dispatcher Wabash Rd; Oct. 1, 1898, to May 1899, chief dispatcher and superintendent telegraph Pere Marquette
Rd; May 1899 to March 1903, trainmaster Grand Trunk Ry; March 1903 to date, superintendent telegraph same road.
Ashby, Edward Bird, Engineer Maintenance of Way Lehigh Valley Rd. Office South Bethlehem, Pa.
Born May 23, 1863, at Buffalo, N. Y. Graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, N. Y., 1886. Entered
railway service 1886 in office of engineer maintenance of way Philadelphia & Erie Rd (Pennsylvania Rd) at Williamsport.
Pa., since which he has been consecutively to 1897, supervisor and engineer same road; 1897 to 1899, principal
assistant engineer maintenance of way Baltimore & Ohio Rd; 1899 to 1900, assistant engineer maintenance of
way Lehigh Valley Rd; 1900 to date, engineer maintenance of way same road.
Ashley, Henry Winfield. Address Toledo, O.
Born April 12, 1856, at Toledo, O. Educated at Michigan University. Entered railway service Aug. 1879, as clerk
in auditor's office Toledo Ann Arbor & North Michigan Ry, since which he has been consecutively passenger conductor,
auditor construction accounts, superintendent construction, superintendent operating department, and general manager,
and April 1887 to Nov. 1895, second vicepresident and general manager same road; Nov. 1895 to Jan. 1, 1903. general
manager Ann Arbor Rd. successor of the Toledo Ann Arbor & North Michigan. Ry; Jan. 1, 1903. to May 1905, assistant
to president same road; Jan. 1, 1903. to Jan. 1. 1905, also assistant to president Wabash Rd.
Ashley, James H., Superintendent Car Service St. Louis & San Francisco System. Office Springfield,
Born at Carlisle, Ind. Entered railway service Aug. 1875, since which he has been consecutively to Oct. 23, 1878,
clerk car accountant's office Ohio & Mississippi Rd at St. Louis. Mo.; Oct. 23, 1878, to Dec. 15, 1883, chief
clerk in charge of car service department Kansas Pacific Rd and Union Pacific Rd at Kansas City, Mo.; Dec. 15,
1883, to April 1893, in charge of car service department Kansas City Ft. Scott & Memphis Rd; April 1893 to
Aug. 19, 1901, car service agent same road; Aug. 19, 1901, when the Kansas City Ft. Scott & Memphis Rd was
absorbed by the St. Louis & San Francisco Rd, to Aug. 1, 1902, chief clerk car service department in office
of superintendent transportation St. Louis & San Francisco Rd at Springfield, Mo.; Aug. 1, 1902, to April 12,
1904, car service agent same road; April 12, 1904, to date, superintendent car service same road.
Ashmead, Frank M., Engineer Right of Way Buffalo & Allegheny Valley DivisIon Pennsylvania Rd. Office
Buffalo, N. Y.
Born Feb. 23, 1853, at Philadelphia, Pa. Educated in public schools at Calvary Academy, Philadelphia High School
and Philadelphia Polytechnic College. Entered railway service spring of 1870 on engineer corps in construction
of Dutchess & Columbia Rd. since which he has been consecutively 1871, chairman on construction Columbia &
Port Deposit Rd at Safe Harbor, Pa.; 1872 to 1874, successively rodman on Bennett's branch Rd (now Low Grade division
Buffalo & Allegheny Valley division Pennsylvania. Rd System) at Caledonia, Pa., levelman and assistant engineer:
1.874 and 1875, stationed at East Brady, Pa., on surveys Oil Belt Pipe Lines, etc., Butler and Clarion Counties,
Pa.: 1875 to 1878, resident engineer Oil Creek & Allegheny River Rd (now a part of Pennsylvania Rd System);
1878 to 1884, draftsman in department of bridges and buildings Allegheny Valley Ry (now a part of Pennsylvania
Rd System), with occasional service in the field under the chief engineer; 1884 to March 1903 successively, resident
engineer same road at Pittsburg. Pa., and assistant engineer River and Low Grade divisions Buffalo & Allegheny
Valley division Pennsylvania Rd; March 1903 to date, engineer of right of way Buffalo & Allegheny Valley division
same road at Buffalo, N. Y.
Ashton, Taber, Treasurer Leased and Branch Rds Pennsylvania Rd System in Pennsylvania. Office Philadelphia,
Entered railway service 1864, since which he has been consecutively to July 1865, clerk; July 1865 to Sept. 1,
1880. clerk Harrisburg Portsmouth Mount Joy & Lancaster Rd (Penna. Rd System); Sept. 1, 1880, to date, treasurer
same road and other leased and branch roads Pennsylvania Rd.
Ashton, William, Chief Engineer Oregon Short Line Rd. Office Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born Feb. 2. 1860. at Salem, N. Y. Educated at Washington Academy at Salem, where he took a special course in mathematics.
Entered railway service 1881 as chainrnan Burlington & Missouri River Rd, since which he has been consecutively
to fall of 1884, with engineering department same road, except for a period of two mouths, when he was engaged
on city work at Omaha, Neb.; March 1885 to 1888, with engineering department Union Pacific Ry; 1888 to Feb. 1900,
division engineer same road at Denver, Colo.; Feb. 1900 to May 1, 1904. resident engineer Oregon Short Line Rd;
May 1, 1904, to date, chief engineer same road.
Atkin, F. S., Superintendent Terminals Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Office Chicago, Ill.
Previous to April 1888 was assistant superintendent Northern division Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry; April
1888 to Aug. 1891, superintendent Prairie du Chien division at Milwaukee, Wis.; Aug. 1891 to date, superintendent
terminals same road at Chicago, Ill.
Atkins, John P., Car Service Agent Pere Marquette Rd. Office Detroit, Mich.
Born Feb. 28, 1868, at Fayetteville, N. C. Graduated from Richmond Baptist College, Richmond, Va., 1886. Entered
railway service 1886 as clerk car accountant's office Chesapeake & Ohio Rd. since which he has been consecutively
1888 to Feb. 5, 1903, chief clerk car service department same road, clerk car service department Chicago Burlington
& Quincy Rd. clerk car service department Illinois Central Rd. clerk car service department Chicago & Eastern
Illinois Rd, car accountant for Swift & Co., Chicago, Ill., and chief clerk to superintendent transportation.
Pere Marquette Rd; Feb. 5, 1903, to date, car service agent Pere Marquette Rd.
Atkinson, Arthur R., Division Freight and Passenger Agent Texas & New Orleans Rd. Office Beaumont,
Born April 11, 1868, at Kildare, Ireland. Educated at the Royal University at Dublin, Ireland. Entered service
Irish Railway Clearing House at Dublin, 1885. as clerk, which position he held until Feb. 10, 1891, when he started
for the United States. Entered railway service March 1891, since which he has been consecutively to Oct. 1891,
clerk in resident engineer's office St. Louis Southwestern Ry at Texarkana, Tex.; Oct. 1891 to May 1892, clerk
claim department Houston & Texas Central Rd at Houston. Tex.; May to Oct. 1892, stenographer general freight
department Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Ry at Galveston, Tex.; Oct. 1892 to Oct. 1894, stenographer general freight
department Houston & Texas Central Rd; Oct. 1894 to June 1, 1897, secretary to traffic manager same road and
Southern Pacific Co. at Houston; June 1, 1897, to Aug. 1, 1899, traveling freight agent Houston & Texas Central
Rd at Dallas, Tex.; Aug. 1, 1899, to Sept. 1901, general freight and passenger'agent Fort Worth & New Orleans
Ry and Central Texas & Northwestern Ry; Sept. 1901 to April 1904, division freight and passenger agent Houston
& Texas Central Rd at Corsicana, Tex.; April 1904 to date, division freight and passenger agent Texas &
New Orleans Rd at Beaumont, Tex.
Atkinson, Henry Morrell, President Atlantic & Birmingham Ry. Office Atlanta, Ga.
Born Nov. 13, 1862. Graduated from Harvard College, 1884. Entered railway service 1899 as president Tifton Thomasville
& Gulf Ry, which position he held until the Tifton Thomasville & Gulf Ry was absorbed by the Atlantic &
Binningham Ry, Dec. 3, 1903, since which date he has been director of the Atlantic & Birmingham Ry; Sept. 15,
1905, to date, president same road.
Atkinson, Roger, Address Reading Pa.
Born Aug. 1851, at Crewe, England. Entered railway service 1865 as fitter's apprentice with London & Northwestern
Ry Works at Crewe, Eng.; 1872 was transferred to testing department; in 1873 to the chemical laboratory same road;
Oct. 1873 to June 1875, at college in Manchester, Eng.; June 1875 to end of 1877, in charge of chemical laboratory
with Standard Iron & Steel Works at Gorton, Eng.; 1878, engaged in. private practice as civil engineer; 1879
to 1880, with Sharp, Stewart & Co., Limited, at Manchester; 1880 to 1882, with drafting department Grand Trunk
Ry; 1882 to close of 1889, in charge of drafting office Canadian Pacific Ry; 1890 to April 1893, general foreman
in charge of shops same road; April 1893 to Dec. 16, 1895, acting mechanical superintendent same road; Dec. 16,
1895, to April 16, 1900, mechanical superintendent, and April 16, 1900, to Jan. 17, 1901, superintendent rolling
stock same road. Was afterwards master mechanic Philadelphia & Reading Rd at Reading, Pa.
Atterbury, William Wallace, General Manager Pennsylvania Rd. Office Philadelphia, Pa.
Born Jan. 31, 1866, at New Albany, Ind. Graduated from Yale University. Entered railway service 1886 as apprentice
in Altoona shops Pennsylvania Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1389 to 1892, assistant road foreman of
engines on various divisions same road and the Philadelphia Wilmington & Baltimore Rd; 1892 to 1893, assistant
engineer of motive power Pennsylvania Lines Northwest System; 1893 to Oct. 26, 1896, master mechanic Pennsylvania
Co. at Fort Wayne, Ind.; Oct. 26, 1896, to Oct. 1, 1901, superintendent motive power Pennsylvania Rd (Pennsylvania
Rd Division), at Altoona, Pa.; Oct. 1, 1901, to Jan. 1, 1903, general superintendent motive power Pennsylvania
Rd. Lines east of Pittsburg and Erie; Jan. 1, 1903, to date, general manager same lines. Is a member of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Atwater, Almon B., Assistant to President Grand Trunk Ry Lines West of Detroit River. Office Detroit,
Born Nov. 1845, at Sheffield, O. Entered railway service 1864 as telegraph operator Cleveland & Erie Ry, since
which he has been consecutively Oct. 1865 to June 1885, in engineering service on Jamestown division same road;
resident engineer on construction Canada Southern Ry; assistant engineer Port Dover & Lake Huron Ry; chief
engineer Stratford & Huron Ry; superintendent Port Dover & Lake Huron Rd; general superintendent Georgian
Bay & Lake Huron division Grand Trunk Ry; chief engineer Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry; June 1885 to July 12,
1898, superintendent Grand Trunk Ry Lines west of Detroit River; July 12, 1898, to July 1902, assistant general
superintendent Michigan Central Rd; July 1902 to date, assistant to president Grand Trunk Lines west of Detroit
Atwood, John A., Chief Engineer Pitts burg & Lake Erie Rd. Office Pittsburg, Pa.
Born Feb. 8, 1857, at Chatham, Mass. Graduated from New York University 1878. Entered railway service 1878, since
which he has been consecutively to March 1879, transitman New York Elevated Rd; March 1879 to 1880, rodman and
leveler Elizabeth City & Norfolk Rd; 1880 to 1883, draftsman New York West Shore & Buffalo Rd; 1883 to
1885, assistant to chief engineer Tenth Avenue Cable Ry in New York City; 1885 to 1887, resident engineer Chautauqua
Lake Rd; 1887 to 1889, assistant engineer Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry; 1889 to lS96, engineer of construction
Pittsburg & Lake Erie Rd; 1896 to date, chief engineer same road.
Atwood, Levi P., Superintendent Litchfield & Madison Ry. Office Edwardsvile, Ill.
Born. Aug. 7, 1872, at Rockford, Ill. Educated at the University of Illinois 1890-1894. Entered railway service
Feb. 1896, since which he has been consecutively to Aug. 1896, draftsman Peoria & Pekin. Union Ry; Aug. 1896
to June 1897, assistant engineer Reo Grande Sierra Madre & Pacific Rd; July 1897 to June 1900, and also from
June 1901 to Dec. 1902, engineer maintenance of way same road; Jan. 1903 to March 1905, superintendent same road;
Dec. 1904 to Feb. 1905, also chief engineer same road in charge of extension; April to June 1905, engineer maintenance
of way Chicago Peoria & St. Louis Ry; July 1905 to date, superintendent Litchfield & Madison Ry.
Atwood, M. C., Superintendent Fulton County Narrow Gauge Ry. Office Lewistown, Ill.
Born Aug. 24, 1863, in Kane County, Ill. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service 1881 as telegraph
operator Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd. since which he has been consecutively Oct. 1884 to Feb. 1888, agent
same road at Earlville, Ill.; Feb. 1888 to Dec. 1891, agent at Ottawa, Ill.; Jan. 1892 to Oct 1, 1903, commercial
agent same road at Aurora, Ill.; Oct. 1, 1903, to date, Vice-president, superintendent and general freight and
passenger agent Pulton County Narrow Gauge Ry.
Atwood, Remus Ferrin, Commercial Agent Chicago Bock Island & Pacific Ry. Office St. Joseph, Mo.
Born March 12, 1869. Entered railway service 1886 as switching clerk local office Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
Ry at Chicago, Ill., since which he has been consecutively clerk auditor's offlee Chicago Kansas & Nebraska
Ry at Topeka, Kan.; chief clerk statistical department auditor's office, claim clerk, assistant rate clerk and
rate clerk general freight office same road, chief clerk general freight office Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
Ry, and is now commercial agent same roaa at St. Joseph, Mo.
Augustus, Willis, Master Mechanic Centerville Division Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Office Centerville,
Born March 7, 1849, at Lancaster, O. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1867 as machinist
apprentice Chicago & Alton Rd, since which he has been consecutively engaged in service with the Missouri Pacific
and St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Rys; nine years machinist and foreman St. Louis & San Francisco
Rd; general foreman of shops St. Louis Keokuk & Northwestern Rd; 1885 to Dec. 5, 1895, master mechanic and
master car builder Keokuk & Western Rd; Dec. 5, 1895, to Jan. 1, 1903, superintendent machinery same road;
Jan. 1, 1903, to July 1, 1904. master mechanic same road and Chicago Burlington & Kansas City Ry; July 1, 1904,
to date, master mechanic Centerville division Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry.
Austin, Bernard Nelson, General Passenger Agent Baltimore & Ohio Rd. Lines West of Ohio River. Office
Born Sept. 9, 1856, at Milwaukee, Wis. Educated at the Royal Academy at Berlin, Germany. Entered railway service
1874 as general office clerk Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry, since which he has been consecutively 1874 to
1880, general office clerk auditing department same road; 1880 to 1884, general office clerk auditing department
Northern Paeific Rd; 1884 to 1888, passenger and ticket agent at Minneapolis, Minn., and 1888 to June 1, 1897,
assistant general passenger agent same road at St. Paul, Minn.; June 1, 1897, to date, general passenger agent
Baltimore & Ohio Rd, lines west of Ohio River.
Austin, Edward A., Superintendent Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Office Wellington, Kan.
Born June 9, 1853, at Potsdam, N. Y. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service 1876, since which
he has been consecutively to Oct. 1878, brakeman and clerk Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd at Creston, Ia.;
Nov. 1878 to April 1887, with the Chicago & Northwestern Ry as follows: Brakeman, freight and passenger conductor,
cashier at Des Moines, Ia.; night dispatcher at Eagle Grove, Ia., trainmaster's clerk, assistant trainmaster, agent
at Webster City, Ia., and agent and general yardmaster at Eagle Grove, Ia.; April 1887 to date, with the Atchison
Topeka & Santa Fe Ry successively as night yardmaster at Emporia, Kan., conductor, agent, general yardmaster,
trainmaster and is now superintendent at Wellington, Kan.
Austin, John Brander, Jr., Engineer Maintenance of Way Long Island. Rd. Office Jamaica, N. Y.
Born Oct. 31, 1873, at Philadelphia, Pa. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, department of Civil Engineering,
class of 1894. Entered railway service 1891, since which lie has been consecutively during summer vacations 1891
to 1895, rodman, levelman and transitman Pennsylvania Rd.; 1895. construction engineer Scranton & Pittston
Traction Co.; 1896 to 1899, assistant engineer bureau of surveys Philadelphia, Pa., on Reading subway; 1899 to
1902, roadmaster, chief clerk to superintendent and chief clerk to assistant general superintendent Great Northern
Ry; 1902 to 1904, superintendent yard department Lackawanna Steel Co. at Buffalo, N. Y.; 1904 to date, engineer
maintenance of way Long Island Rd.
Axtell, Decatur, Chairman Board of Directors Toledo & Ohio Central and Kanawha & Michigan Rys
and VicePresident Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Office Richmond, Va.
Born Feb. 8, 1848, at Elyria, O. Educated at Illinois College 1866-1867. Entered railway service March 16, 1864.
as rodman with engineer corps on Pacific Rd of Missouri, since which he has been consecutively 1865, assistant
engineer on construction same road, division south of Leavenworth, Kan.; 1866 and 1867, in college; Oct. 1867 to
Aug. 1869, engineer of construction Tunnel division St. Louis & Iron Mountain Rd; Aug. 1869 to Jan. 1872, assistant
engineer same road and Cairo & Fulton Rd; Jan. 1872 to Jan. 1875, assistant engineer St. Louis Iron Mountain
& Southern Ry and chief engineer Cairo Arkansas & Texas Rd; Jan. 1875 to July 1880, assistant engineer
and division superintendent St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Ry; July 1880 to April 1882, general manager
Richmond & Allegheny Rd; April 1882 to. June 1883, vice-president and general manager same road; June 1883
to May 1889, receiver and manager Richmond & Allegheny Rd; May 1889 to Feb. 1900, second vice-president Chesapeake
& Ohio Ry; Feb. 1900 to date, vice-president same road; Dec. 1899 to 1903, also president Toledo & Ohio
Central Ry and vice-president Kanawha & Michigan Ry; 1903 to date, chairman board of directors Toledo &
Ohio Central and Kanawha & Michigan Rys.
Ayer, William M., General Manager Somerset Ry. Office Oakland, Me.
Born March 22, 1856, at Bangor, Me. Entered railway service Aug. 1873 as rodman engineer corps, surveys Somerset
Ry, since which he has been consecutively Jan. 1876 to March 1877, clerk in general oftice; March 1877 to Dec.
1879, general ticket agent; Dec. 1879 to Oct. 1902, superintendent; Oct. 1902 to date, general manager same road.
Ayres, Raymond B., Division Superintendent Texas & Pacific Ry. Office Texarkana, Tex.
Born July 25, 1858, at Columbus, Miss. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1877 as telegraph
operator "The Jackson Route," now a part of the Illinois Central Rd, since which he has been consecutively
1880 to date with the Texas & Pacific Ry as dispatcher, chief dispatcher, trainmaster and division superintendent.
The Biographical Directory of
the Railway Officials of America
Edition of 1906
Edited and compiled by T. Addison Busbey
Associate Editor The Railway Age.