Ball, George M., Manager Empire Line. Office Philadelphia, Pa.
Born June 1845 at Philadelphia, Pa. Entered railway service 1868 with the Empire Transportation Co., of which he
became eastern superintendent at Williamsport, Pa., in Feb. 1871. The Empire Transportation Co. was purchased by
the Pennsylvania Rd in 1877 and the name changed to Empire Line, Mr. Ball continuing as eastern superintendent
until 1881, since which he has been manager Empire Line in general charge of its operations east and west of Erie,
Ball, Herman F., Superintendent Motive Power Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Office Cleveland,
Born Dec. 17, 1867, at Altoona, Pa. Entered railway service 1884, since which he has been consecutively to 1888,
apprentice in car building shops Pennsylvania Rd at Altoona, Pa.; 1888 to 1890, draftsman in mechanical engineer's
office same road; 1890 to 1892, chief draftsman in car department Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry at Cleveland,
O.; 1892 to 1894, general foreman car shops at Cleveland; 1894 to 1899, general car inspector, and 1899 to Feb.
1902, mechanical engineer; Feb. 1902 to date, superintendent motive power same road.
Ball, Howard J., General Eastern Passenger Agent Delaware Lackawanna & Western Rd. Office New York,
Born May 23, 1852, at Philadelphia, Pa. Entered railway service 1863 as office boy with Cattawissa Ry, since which
lie has been consecutively. 1873 to June 15, 1886, traveling passenger agent New York Lake Erie & Western Rd
at Philadelphia; June 15, 1886 to Aug. 1, 1887, division passenger agent same road at Elmira, N. Y.; Aug. 1, 1887
to Aug. 1, 1899, general western passenger agent Delaware Lackawanna & Western Rd at Buffalo, N. Y.; Aug. 1,
1899 to date, general eastern passenger agent same road.
Ballance, Robert, General Foreman Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Office Denver, Colo.
Born Dec. 22, 1850, at Kingston, Ont. Entered railway service 1866, since which he has been consecutively to 1870,
machinist apprentice Michigan Central Rd; 1870 to 1882, machinist Burlington & Missouri River Rd; 1882 to 1889,
roundhouse foreman same road; 1889 to date, general foreman same road, now the Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Ry Lines west of the Missouri River, at Denver, Colo.
Ballantine, Noten D., Superintendent Transportation Kansas City Southern Ry. Office Kansas City, Mo.
Born March 12, 1872, at Booneville, Mo. Entered railway service 1886 as messenger in telegraph department Kansas
City Fort Scott & Memphis Rd, since which he has been consecutively to 1892, clerk, operator, stenographer
and electrician same road; 1892, ticket agent Manitou & Pikes Peak Ry; 1893 to 1896, electrician Kansas City
Fort Scott & Memphis Rd; 1896 to Oct. 1898, auditor Manitou & Pikes Peak Ry; Oct. 1898 to July 1899, secretary
to general manager Kansas City Pittsburg & Gulf Rd; July 1899 to Sept. 1903, superintendent telegraph same
road; Sept. 1903 to date, superintendent transportation Kansas City Southern Ry, successor to the Kansas City Pittsburg
& Gulf Rd.
Balsley, John Thornton, Freight Trainmaster Pennsylvania Rd. Office Harrisburg, Pa.
Born March 1851. Entered railway service 1867 as telegraph operator Pennsylvania Rd, since which he has been consecutively
1881 to 1892, assistant trainmaster, and 1892 to date, freight trainmaster same road.
Bamberger, S., President and General Manager Salt Lake & Ogden Ry. Office Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born 1848 in Germany. Entered railway service 1869. Prior to 1882 was connected with construction work on Missouri
Pacific and Union Pacific Rys; 1882 to Jan. 1893, president Great Salt Lake & Hot Springs Ry; Jan. 1893 to
Nov. 1896, general manager same road; Nov. 1896 to date, president and general manager Salt Lake & Ogden Ry,
successor to the Great Salt Lake & Hot Springs Ry. He has also been managing director San Pete Valley Rd. and
is now president Metropolitan Stone Co., Utah Lime & Cement Co., vice-president Salt Lake Valley Loan &
Trust Co., and director First National Bank of Park City, Utah.
Bancroft, Edgar A., General Counsel Chicago & Western Indiana Rd and Belt Ry of Chicago. Office Chicago,
Born Nov. 20, 1857, at Galesburg, Ill. Educated at Knox College and Columbia College law school. Entered railway
service 1892, since which he has been consecutively to July 1895, solicitor for Illinois for the Atchison Topeka
& Santa Fe Rd; July 1895 to 1904, vice-president and general solicitor Chicago & Western Indiana Rd and
Belt Ry of Chicago; 1904 to date, general counsel same roads.
Bancroft, William H., Vice-President and General Manager Oregon Short Line Rd. Office Salt Lake City,
Born Oct. 20, 1840, at Newberg, O. Entered railway service April 1856 as telegraph operator and ticket clerk Michigan
Southern Ry, since which he has been consecutively May 1861 to 1869, division operator, clerk and dispatcher Erie
Rd; 1869 to 1872, dispatcher, superintendent's clerk and train dispatcher Kansas Pacific Rd; Oct. 20, 1872 to April
1875, assistant superintendent Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd; May 1875 to 1876, superintendent St. Louis Lawrence
& Western Rd; Jan. 1 to April 1878, chief dispatcher Missouri Kansas & Texas Rd; April 1878 to July 28,
1886, superintendent various divisions Denver & Rio Grande Rd: Aug. 15, 1884 to July 29, 1886. receiver Denver
& Rio Grande Western Rd; July 29, 1886 to July 1, 1890, general Superintendent same road; Jan. 15, 1890 to
March, 1897, general superintendent Mountain division Union Pacific Ry; March 1897 to Jan. 15, 1904, vice-president
and general manager Oregon Short Line; Jan. 15 to April 1904. general manager Union Pacific Rd; April 1904 to date,
vice-president and general manager Oregon Short Line, including Union Pacific lines west of Green River, Wyo.,
and Southern Pacific lines east of Reno, Nev.; Nov. 1904 to Feb. 1905, also acting general manager Southern Pacific
Co.; March 1905 to date, also first vice-president San Pedro Los Angeles & Salt Lake Rd.
Bandy, Andrew J., General Passenger Agent Quincy Omaha & Kansas City Rd. Office Kansas City, Mo.
Born Nov. 22, 1863. Graduated from the State Normal College of Valparaiso, Ind., 1882. Entered railway service
1883 as clerk Cairo & Vincennes Rd at Robinson, Ill.; was subsequently to March 1884, receiving clerk in freight
office Wabash St. Louis & Pacific Ry at Danville, Ill., since which he has been consecutively March to Aug.
1884, traveling auditor Indiana Bloomington & Western Rd; Aug. 1884 to Feb. 1, 1885, chief clerk to general
freight and passenger agent Ohio River Rd; Feb. 1, 1885 to Feb. 1,- 1891, assistant general freight and passenger
agent same road; Feb. 1, 1891 to Oct. 1, 1897, successively sales agent Monongah Coal & Coke Co. and chief
clerk to division freight agent Norfolk & Western Rd at Columbus, O.; Oct. 1, 1897 to June 1898, in minor positions
on Ohio lines; June 1898 to Oct. 1899, assistant general passenger agent Omaha Kansas City & Eastern, Omaha
& St. Louis and Kansas City & Northern Connection Rds; Oct. 189 to date, general passenger agent same roads
and their successor, the Quincy Omaha & Kansas City Rd.
Bankhardt, Duncan, General Agent Passenger Department Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Rd. Office Mexico
Born June 2, 1852. Educated at the French Lycee at NImes, France. Entered railway service 1900 as general agent
passenger department Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Rd at Mexico City, Mex., which position he still holds.
Banks, Alexander F., President Elgin Joliet & Eastern and Chicago Lake Shore & Eastern Rys. Office
Born Jan. 31, 1861, in Crawford County, Ind. Entered railway service 1877, as office boy in contracting freight
agent's office St. Louis & Southeastern Rd. since which he has been consecutively 1879 to 1880, contracting
agent same road at Evansville, Ind.; 1880 to 1888, agent, traveling agent and general agent Continental Fast Freight
Line; Jan. to Sept. 1888, general agent Central Iowa Ry at Peoria, Ill.; Sept. 1888 to May 1889, general freight
agent; May 1889 to Feb. 1890, general freight and passenger agent; 1890 to 1893, traffic manager same road; 1893
to May 1901, traffic manager Elgin Joliet & Eastern Ry, May 1, 1899 to May 1901, also traffic manager Chicago
Lake Shore & Eastern Ry; May 1901 to date, president Elgin Joliet & Eastern and Chicago Lake Shore &
Banks, C. H., Auditor of Disbursements Central of Georgia Ry. Office Savannah, Ga.
Born Dec. 23, 1866, at Charleston, S. C. Graduated from high school at Charleston. Entered railway service 1897,
since which he has been consecutively to June 1900, head bookkeeper Central of Georgia Ry at Savannah, Ga.; June
1900 to July 1903, chief clerk to auditor same road; July 1903 to date, auditor of disbursements same road.
Banks, Charles Thomas, Freight Claim Agent Chicago Great Western Ry. Office St. Paul, Minn.
Born Jan. 7, 1863, at Monroe, Wis. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service May 1, 1882, as clerk
in station service Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry, since which he has been consecutively to June 30, 1893,
freight brakeman, bill clerk, freight house foreman, freight and ticket agent and chief clerk to division freight
agent same road; July 1 to Sept. 30, 1893, chief clerk to general agent Great Northern Ry at Chicago; Oct. 1, 1893
to Dec. 31, 1895, chief claim clerk Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern Ry; Jan. 1, 1896 to March 15, 1897,
assistant freight claim agent same road; March 16, 1897 to June 30, 1902, freight claim agent same road; July 1,
1902 to June 30, 1903, freight claim agent Rock Island. System at Chicago; July 1, 1903 to date, freight claim
agent Chicago Great Western Ry at St. Paul, Minn.
Bannard, William Newell, Superintendent Maryland Division Philadelphia Baltimore & Washington Rd.
(Pennsylvania Rd System). Office Wilmington, Del.
Born Dec. 30, 1848, at New York, N. Y. Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1869. Entered railway
service Sept. 20, 1869, as rodman engineer corps West Jersey Rd. since which he has been consecutively 1872 to
1880, resident engineer same road; Dec. 15, 1880 to March 6, 1883, assistant engineer New York division Pennsylvania
Rd; March 6, 1883 to Nov. 15, 1884, superintendent Camden & Atlantic Rd; Nov. 15 to Dec. 8, 1884, superintendent
Schuylkill division Pennsylvania Rd; Dec. S, 1884 to Feb. 1, 1891, superintendent Amboy division, and Feb. 1, 1891
to June 17, 1895, superintendent Altoona division same road; June 17, 1895 to date, superintendent Maryland division
Philadelphia Wilmington & Baltimore Rd. now the Philadelphia Baltimore & Washington Rd.
Barber, Benjamin B., Agent Southern Pacific Co. Office Baltimore, Md.
Born Jan. 13, 1860, at Philadelphia, Pa. Entered railway service 1876 as clerk Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Rd
& Steamship Co., and has been in the service of that company and the Southern Pacific Co. to date; since 1891,
agent Southern Pacific Co. at Baltimore, Md.
Barclay, Hugh G., General Agent Louisville & Nashville Rd. Office Mobile, Ala.
Born Feb. 3, 1851, at Talladega., Ala. Entered railway service 1880 as clerk in comptroller's office Louisville
& Nashville Rd. Louisville, Ky., since which he has been consecutively 1881 to 1882, clerk local freight office
at Louisville; 1882 to 1883, statistic clerk in general freight office; 1883 to Nov. 1886, traveling freight agent;
Nov. 1886 to date, general agent at Mobile, Ala.; entire service with the Louisville & Nashville Rd.
Barger, David H., Ex-Superintendent Seaboard Air Line.
Born Nov. 1, 1857, near Blacksburg, Va. Entered railway service March 1, 1876, since which he has been consecutively
six months depot hand at New River, Va., with Atlantic Mississippi & Ohio Rd (now the Norfolk & Western
Ry); four years agent at New River, Va.; six months freight conductor; one year agent at Saltville, Va., and then
successively passenger conductor, assistant trainmaster, local trainmaster, trainmaster and superintendent WinstonSalem
division, all on the Norfolk & Western Rd. until Aug. 3, 1893; AUg. 3. 1893 to June 1897, superintendent Kenova
division same road at Kenova, W. Va.; June 1897 to Feb. 1, 1902, claim agent same road and its successor, the Norfolk
& Western Ry, at Roanoke, Va.; Feb. to Oct. 1902, superintendent second division Seaboard Air Line at Raleigh,
Barham, Charles, Assistant General Freight Agent Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis Ry. Office Nashville,
Born April 16, 1867. Entered railway service 1887, since which he has been consecutively to 1890, stenographer
to general claim and forwarding agent Richmond & Danville Rd at West Point, Va.; 1890 to 1895, stenographer
to commissioner Associated Railways of Virginia and the Carolinas at Richmond, Va.; 1895 to 1897, soliciting freight
agent Southern Ry at Richmond and New York City; 1897 to 1898, chief clerk to general agent at Norfolk, Va.; 1898,
foreign freight agent same road at Norfolk; 1898 to Jan. 1900, chief clerk to traffic manager Nashville Chattanooga
& St. Louis Ry at Nashville, Tenn.; Jan. 1900 to date, assistant general freight agent same road.
Baringer, Kary Emerson, Superintendent and Traffic Manager Pittsburg Lisbon & Western Rd. Office
Born Nov. 23, 1867. near Berlin Center, Mahoning County, O. Educated in the common schools of Warren, O. Entered
railway service 1881 as telegraph operator New York Pennsylvania & Ohio Rd, since which he has been consecutively
to Sept. 1886, shipping clerk ore dock and station agent; Sept. 1886 to July 1887, clerk to superintendent Valley
Ry; July 1887 to April 1889, station agent Pittsburg Marion & Chicago Ry; 1889 to Oct. 1, 1898, auditor and
general freight and passenger agent same road; Oct. 1, 1898 to date, successively general manager and superintendent
and traffic manager Pittsburg Lisbon & Western Rd (successor to the Pittsburg Marion & Chicago Ry). (Died
Nov. 18, 1905.)
Barker, Alonzo C., Assistant General Agent Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Office Portland, Ore.
Born April 2, 1846, at Bangor, Me. Entered railway service March 1876, since which he has been consecutively to
March 1882, agent Chicago & Northwestern Ry at Madison, Wis.; March 1882 to Dec. 1885, traveling passenger
agent; Dec. 1885 to Nov. 1889, general traveling passenger agent; Nov. 1889 to date, successively general agent
and assistant general agent at Portland, Ore.; entire service with Chicago & Northwestern Ry.
Barker, Frank, Trainmaster Boston & Maine Rd. Office Boston, Mass.
Born Sept. 12, 1856. Educated in the grammar schools of Maiden, Mass. Entered railway service June 28, 1876. since
which he has been consecutively to date, on the Boston & Maine Rd as brakeman, baggage master, conductor, and
is at present trainmaster.
Barker, Louis E., General Superintendent and Traffic Manager Gainesville & Gulf Ry. Office Gainesville,
Born July 30, 1849, at Manchester, N. H. Educated at Vermont College at Montpelier, Vt. Entered railway service
March 1, 1871, since which he has been consecutively to Sept. 1873, telegraph operator and clerk Vermont Central
Rd at Charleston, N. H.; Sept. 18, 1873 to Sept. 1878, freight clerk New London Northern Rd at New London, Conn.;
1878 to Jan. 1884, cashier same office; Jan. 1881 to Jan. 1, 1886, chief freight clerk; Jan. 1, 1886 to Jan. 1,
1887, assistant general freight agent and superintendent telegraph Jacksonville Tampa & Key West Ry; Jan. 1,
1887 to Dec. 1886, general freight agent and superintendent telegraph same road; Dec. 1888 to April 1890, assistant
general freight agent Jacksonville Tampa & Key West and Florida Southern Rys; April 1890 to Nov. 1898, general
superintendent and general freight and passenger agent Western Ry of Florida (afterward the Southwestern Rd); Nov.
1898 to date, successively acting auditor and assistant general freight and passenger agent and general superintendent
and traffic manager Gainesville & Gulf Ry.
Barlow, Henry C., General Manager Chicago Commercial Association. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born Aug. 15, 1850, at Niles, Mich. Entered railway service Feb. 17, 1866, as office boy and clerk Illinois Central
Rd at Warren, Ill., since which he has been consecutively June 1866 to Feb. 14, 1867, telegraph operator Chicago
& Northwestern Ry at Barrington, Ill.; 1867 to 1871, clerk and operator various divisions; June 1. 1877 to
July 1879, agent at Norwalk, Wis.; July 1, 1879 to May 15, 1881, traveling freight agent same road; May 15, 1881
to July 1, 1882, division freight agent Winona & St. Peter and Dakota Central Rds at Winona, Minn.; July 1,
1882. to Nov. 1884, on Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd, one year assistant general freight agent, and 1883 to
Nov. 1884, general freight agent; Nov. 1884 to Nov. 1886, traffic manager Mexican Central Ry; April 1, 1887 to
Oct. 1893, traffic manager Wisconsin Central Lines; Nov. 6. 1893 to Oct. 20, 1894, vice-president and general manager
Evansville & Terre Haute Rd; Oct. 20, 1894 to Oct. 21, 1901, president same road; was afterward traffic manager
International Paper Co.; Sept. 1904 to Sept. 5, 1905, general manager Chicago Shippers' Association; Sept. 5, 1905
to date, general manager Chicago Commercial Association (successor to the Chicago Shippers Association).
Barlow, John Quincy, Chief Engineer Western Maryland Rd. Office Cumberland, Md.
Born Nov. 11, 1861, at Bridgeport, Conn. Graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1882. Entered railway service
1882 as rodman Northern Pacific Rd, since which he has been consecutively to 1886, assistant engineer and locating
engineer same road; 1886 to 1891, division engineer Union Pacific Ry; 1891 to 1898, chief engineer various railroad,
irrigation and power projects; 1898 to 1901, division engineer Oregon Short Line Rd; 1901 to 1902, chief engineer
and general manager Columbia Railway & Navigation Co.: 1902 to date, chief engineer Western Maryland Rd.
Barnard, John Alfred, Ex-General Manager Peoria & Eastern Ry. Address Indianapolis, Ind.
Born Aug. 27, 1861, at Grenville, Que. Educated at the Galt Collegiate Institute at GaIt, Ont. Entered railway
service 1878 as stenographer in general superintendent's office Kansas City St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Rd.
since which he has been consecutively clerk in assistant and. general superintendents' offices; engineer's, auditor
and assistant treasurer's offices; clerk in general manager's office Hannibal & St. Joseph Rd; clerk treasury
department Chicago Burlington & Quiney Rd at Chicago, Ill.; one year assistant paymaster same road; 1887 to
April 1889, purchasing department Ohio & Mississippi Ry at Cincinnati, O.; April to Oct. 1, 1889, purchasing
agent same road; Oct. 1, 1889. to March 1, 1890. general manager Ohio Indiana & Western Rd; March 1, 1890 to
July 1, 1891, assistant general manager Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry; July 1, 1891 to Feb. 1905.
general manager Peoria & Eastern Ry (Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry Co., lessee); March 1900
to March 12, 1901, also vice-president Peoria & Pekin Union Ry; March 12, 1901 to March 10, 1903, also president
Peoria & Pekin Union Ry.
Barnard, John F., President St. Clair Madison & St. Louis Belt Rd. Office Alton, Ill.
Born April 23, 1829, at Worcester, Mass. Entered railway service Nov. 1850, since which he has been consecutively
assistant engineer St. Lawrence & Atlantic Rd; seven years assistant and resident engineer Grand Trunk Ry;
four years superintendent Carrilon & Grenville Ry in Canada; 1 3/4 years superintendent Montreal & Champlain
Rd.; 1 3/4 years superintendent Buffalo & Goderich division Grand Trunk Ry; three years chIef engineer Grand
Trunk Ry south of the St. Lawrence River; May 1869 to July 1870, superintendent and chief engineer Missouri Valley
Rd.; July 1870 to June 1871, chief engineer Kansas City St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Rd.; June 1871 to May 1872,
superintendent and chief engineer St. Joseph & Denver City Rd; Aug. 1872 to July 1884, general superintendent
Kansas City St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Rd; was for several years president Atchison Union Depot & Rd Co.
and. St. Joseph Union Stock Yards Co., secretary and treasurer St. Joseph Union Depot Co. and director in various
railway companies; April 1, 1884 to Oct. 1887, general manager Hannibal & St. Joseph Rd. and July 1, 1884 to
Oct. 1887, also general manager Council Bluffs Rd; Oct. 14, 1886 to Oct. 13, 1892, president, and Nov. 1, 1886
to Oct. 13, 1892, also general manager Ohio & Mississippi Ry; June 21, 1893 to June 30, 1897, receiver Omaha
& St. Louis Ry; Jan. 15, 1897 to June 19, 1901, receiver St. Clair Madison & St. Louis Belt Rd.; April
1, 1901 to date, president same road, which was reorganized without foreclosure.
Barnard, Robert Christie, Superintendent Cleveland Akron & Columbus Ry. Office Akron, O.
Born Feb. 5, 1869, at Montreal, Can. Educated at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., 1887-1890.
Entered railway service March 28, 1890. since which he has been consecutively to June 1, 1895 assistant on engineering
corps Pennsylvania Lines west of Pittsburg; June 1, 1895 to July 1, 1898, assistant engineer Chicago division Pittsburg
Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry; March 1, 1898 to April 1, 1900, engineer maintenance of way Richmond division
same road; April 1, 1900 to May 15, 1902, engineer maintenance of way Cincinnati division same road; May 15, 1902
to Dec. 21, 1903, superintendent Marietta division Pennsylvania Co.: Dec. 21, 1903 to date, superintendent Cleveland
Akron & Columbus Ry.
Barnes, F. P., Division Master Mechanic Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Office Raton, N. M.
Born 1861. Entered railway service 1879, since which he has been consecutively to 1887, in shops of Chicago &
Northwestern Ry at Winona, Minn.; 1887 to 1893, with Northern Pacific Rd. successively as machinist and foreman
of shops at Fargo, N. D.; 1893 to 1893, general foreman main shops same road at Brainerd, Minn.; 1893 to 1902,
master mechanic Rocky Mountain division same road; 1902 to date, master mechanic Albuquerque division Atchison
Topeka & Santa Fe Ry at Baton, N. M.
Barnes, Jonathan L., Superintendent Southern Kansas Division Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Office
Born June 12, 1835, in Dutchess County, N. Y. Entered railway service 1858 or 1859 as conductor of George M. Pullman's
first car on Chicago & Alton. Rd, since which he has been consecutively brakeman, train baggage master and
passenger conductor on same road; Dec. 1868 to May 30, 1882, passenger conductor, trainmaster and assistant superintendent
Kansas City Fort Scott & Gulf Rd.; May 30, 1882 to June 17, 1888, superintendent Southern Kansas Rd; June 17,
1888 to date, superintendent Southern Kansas division Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd, now the Atchison Topeka
& Santa Fe Ry.
Barnes, Joshua B., Superintendent Locomotive and Car Department Wabash Rd. Office Springfield, Ill.
Born Dec. 13, 1840. at Reservoir, Lincolnshire, England. Entered railway service 1856, since which he has been
consecutively to 1861, master mechanic. etc., Dubuque Marion & Western Rd; 1861 to 1862, machinist Pittsburg
Fort Wayne & Chicago Ry; 1862 to 1882. general foreman machinery department Wabash St. Louis & Pacific
Ry; 1882 to 1885, master mechanic same road; 1885 to July 1, 1905, superintendent motive power and machinery same
road and its successor, the Wabash Rd.; July 1, 1905, jurisdiction extended over car department and title changed
to superintendent locomotive and car department.
Barnes, W. L., Superintendent Transportation Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Ofilce Chicago, Ill.
Entered railway service July 1875 as telegraph operator Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd. at Kirkwood, Ill.,
since which he has been consecutively 1880 to 1893, train dispatcher at Kirkwood, Ill.; 1893 to 1895, trainmaster
Chicago division at Fulton, Ill.; 1895 to 1902, chief dispatcher at Galesburg, Ill.; 1902 to June 1, 1904, superintendent
special ear service same road; June 1, 1904 to date, superintendent transportation same road.
Barnes, William Henry, President Allegheny Valley Ry and Western New York & Pennsylvania Ry. Office
Born July 12, 1829, at Philadelphia, Pa. Entered railway service March 1848, since which he has been consecutively
to 1856, on surveys and construction Western division Pennsylvania Rd; rodman and assistant engineer, subsequently
principal assistant engineer Memphis & Charleston Rd, in Tennessee; 1857 to 1863, assistant superintendent,
secretary and comptroller Pittsburg Fort Wayne & Chicago Ry; 1863 to 1871, in service Union Rd & Transportation
Co. and Empire Transportation Co.; April 1871 to Feb. 1883, director and treasurer Pennsylvania Co.; 1884 to 1892,
receiver Allegheny Valley Ry; Feb. 1, 1892 to date, president Allegheny Valley Ry; Jan. 14, 1901 to date, also
president Western New York & Pennsylvania Ry. Is a director in Pennsylvania Rd. Pennsylvania Co., Pittshurg
Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry and other allied companies.
Barnett, J. Davis, Ex-Assistant Mechanical Superintendent Grand Trunk Ry of Canada. Address Stratford,
Born Dec. 28, 1849, at Liverpool, England. Entered railway service 1863 as apprentice pattern maker Great Western
Ry of England, and was subsequently molder and afterward in drawing office same road; Oct. 1866 entered service
of Grand Trunk Railway of Canada as fitter's apprentice; in 1868 was transferred to the drawing office of same
road as junior and left it as chief about 1875, since which time he was to Jan. 1899, assistant mechanical superintendent
and master mechanic same road at Stratford, Ont.
Barnett, William Edward. Address New Haven, Conn.
Born Feb. 20, 1845, at Charleston, S. C. Educated at Yale University. Entered railway service 1869, since which
he has been consecutively to Jan. 1900, president's secretary, executive secretary and attorney New York New Haven
& Hartford Rd; Jan. 1900 to Jan. 1904, third vice-president same road.
Barnhart, George W.
Born Nov. 26, 1845, in Blair County, Pennsylvania. Entered railway service 1865 as night operator Pittshurg Ft.
Wayne & Chicago Ry, since which he has been consecutively 1868 to 1884, night operator, agent and train dispatcher
Union Pacific Ry; 1884 to 1886, general superintendent club ranch; 1886 to 1890, live stock commissioner for state
of Nebraska; March 10, 1890 to Jan. 15, 1891, local agent St. Louis Arkansas & Texas Ry, now the St. Louis
Southwestern Ry; Jan. 15, 1891 to Dec. 1, 1893, general agent St. Louis Southwestern Ry at Fort Worth, Tex.; Dec.
1, 1893 to Sept. 16, 1898, general freight agent St. Louis Southwestern Ry of Texas and Tyler Southeastern Ry;
Sept. 16, 1898 to Sept. 1900, assistant general freight agent St. Louis Southwestern Ry; Sept. to Nov. 1900, commercial
agent at Waco, Tex.; Nov. 1900 to Dec. 1904, commercial agent same road at Fort Worth, Tex.
Barnsley, George T., Ex-Chief Engineer Wheeling & Lake Erie Rd, Wabash Pittsburg Terminal Ry and
West Side Belt Rd. Address Pittsburg, Pa.
Born 1864 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Educated at Swarthmore College at Swarthmore, Pa. Entered railway
service 1887 as rodman on engineer corps Norfolk & Western Rd and continued in the service of that road for
about six years in various engineering positions; later was connected with several other roads, including the Pennsylvania
Rd, in the engineering departments. Has had an extended experience on bridge and tunnel construction; became identified
with the Wabash System in 1901, when it was decided to enter Pittsburg; wa.s resident engineer in charge of the
construction of the Pittshurg terminals, including the Monongahela River bridge, until June 15, 1905; June 15 to
Oct. 16, 1905, chief engineer Wheeling & Lake Erie Rd, Wabash-Pittsburg Terminal Ry and West Side Belt Rd.
Barnum, Morgan King, Mechanical Expert Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born April 6, 1861. Graduated from Syracuse University 1884 with degree of A. B. and later received degree of A.
M. Entered railway service 1884 as special apprentice in shops New York Lake Erie & Western Rd at Susquehanna,
Pa., since which he has been consecutively to Sept. 1887, machinist and mechanical inspector; Sept. 1887 to 1889,
general foreman same road at Salamanca, N. Y.; Jan. to Sept. 1889, general foreman Louisville & Nashville Rd.
shops at New Decatur, Ala.; Sept. 1889 to Sept. 1890, assistant master mechanic Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
Rd at Argentine, Kan.; Sept. 1890 to June 1891, superintendent shops Union Pacific Ry at Cheyenne, Wyo.; June.
1891 to Dec. 1898, district foreman same road and its successor, the Union Pacific Rd, at North Platte, Neb.; Dec.
1898 to Dec. 1902, master mechanic Nebraska division same road at Omaha, Neb.; Dec. 15, 1902 to Feb. 1903, assistant
mechanical superintendent Southern Ry; Feb. 1903 to April 1904, superintendent motive power Chicago Rock Island
& Pacific Ry; June 1904 to date, mechanical expert Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry.
The Biographical Directory of
the Railway Officials of America
Edition of 1906
Edited and compiled by T. Addison Busbey
Associate Editor The Railway Age.