Beach, Charles A., Superintendent New York Division Philadelphia & Reading Ry. Office Philadelphia,
Born 1859. Educated at the Troy (N. Y.) high school and Troy Academy. Entered railway service 1865. as water boy
on gravel train Troy & Boston Rd. since which he has been consecutively brakeman same road, conductor Delaware
& Hudson Rd, conductor New York Central & Hudson River Rd, trainmaster same road at Utica and Syracuse,
N. Y., assistant superintendent same road at Syracuse; to Feb. 29, 1896, superintendent Buffalo division Lehigh
Valley Rd at Buffalo, N. Y.; April 16, 1896, to April 1897, general superintendent South Jersey Rd; April 1897
to 1898; general manager same road; Dec. 1898 to Aug. 1900, superintendent terminals Central Rd of New Jersey at
Jersey City, N. J.; Aug. to Oct. 1900, superintendent Atlantic City Rd (Philadelphia & Reading Ry) at Camden,
N. J.; Oct. 1900 to March 1902, superintendent Philadelphia division Philadelphia & Reading Ry at Philadelphia;
March 1902 to date, superintendent New York division same road at Philadelphia.
Beach, Charles A., Secretary and General Superintendent Catskill Mountain Ry and Secretary and Treasurer
Otis Ry. Office Catskill, N. Y.
Born Feb. 21, 1843, at Catskill, N. Y. Entered railway service Sept. 1880; assisted in location of route for Catskill
Mountain Ry; April 1, 1882, to July 1, 1885; superintendent Catskill Mountain Ry; July 1, 1885, to date, general
superintendent and secretary, also performing the duties of general passenger agent and purchasing agent same road;
was for three years previous to entering railway service connected with steamboat business on Hudson River, and
12 years proprietor stage line Catskill and Catskill Mountain House. Is also secretary and treasurer Otis Ry.
Beach, Gaylord M., Special Agent Pittsburg & Lake Erie Rd. Office Pittsburg, Pa.
Born July 10, 1831, at Mansfield, 0. Entered railway service 1850 as laborer on track Sandusky Mansfield &
Newark Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1852 to 1854, in charge surfacing track Bellefontaine & Indiana
Rd; June to Nov. 1854, laid branch track of Erie Rd from Avon Springs to Rochester, N. Y.; Nov. 1854 to Sept. 1857.
On construction East Tennessee & Georgia, Memphis & Charleston and East Tennessee & Virginia Rds; Feb.
1857 to June 1869, conductor freight and passenger trains, fuel agent and assistant roadmaster Cleveland Columbus
Cincinnati & Indianapolis Ry between Galion and Indianapolis; June 1869 to Nov. 1870, superintendent construction
Indianapolis & St. Louis Ry Nov. and Dec. 1870, roadmaster Atlantic & Pacific and South Pacific Rds from
Arlington to Marshfield, Mo.; Jan. 1871 to Dec. 1878, real estate and tax agent Cleveland Columbus Cincinnati &
Indianapolis Ed; Dec. 1878 to March 1880, roadmaster Indianapolis division same road; March 1880 to Sept. 1885,
in charge of engineering department same road, to which was added the Indianapolis & St. Louis Ry, Oct. 1882;
Sept. to Oct. 1885, assistant general manager of these roads; Oct. 1885 to June 15, 1889, general manager Cleveland
Columbus Cincinnati & Indianapolis and Indianapolis & St. Louis Rys, and vice-president and general manager
Dayton & Union Rd; June 15, 1889, to April 1, 1890, general manager Chicago & Atlantic Rd; May 1, 1890,
to Jan. 25, 1898, general superintendent Pittsburg & Lake Erie Rd and leased lines; Jan. 25, 1898, to Jan.
24, 1899, assistant general manager; Jan. 1, 1900, to date, special agent same road at Pittsburg, Pa.
Beach, George W. Address Waterbury, Conn.
Born at Seymour, Conn. Entered railway service 1850 as clerk Naugatuck Ed, Since which he has been consecutively
to 1868, ticket agent, conductor, station agent and general ticket and freight agent; 1868 to 1887, general superintendent
and general freight agent; July 1887 to Aug. 1902, division superintendent New York New Baven & Hartford Ed,
the Naugatuck Rd having been leased by the above company. Is now president Manufacturers' National Bank of Waterbury,
Beach, Henry D., Signal Engineer New York New Raven & Hartford Rd. Office Bridgeport, Conn.
Born Dec. 28, 1858, at Seymour, Conn. Entered railway service Jan. 1877 as superintendent's clerk and "general
utility man" Naugatuck Rd, since which he has been consecutively Jan. to June 1879, extra conductor and ticket
and station agent; June 1879 to Jan. 1883, locomotive engineer; Jan. 1883, superintendent rolling stock; Sept.
1886 to May 1888. also assistant superintendent; May 1888 to date, signal engineer New York New Haven & Hartford
Beal, Fred N., Superintendent and General Freight Agent Sandy River Rd. Office Phillips, Me.
Born April 14, 1860, at Phillips, Me. Entered railway service 1880 as express messenger Sandy River Ed, since which
he has been consecutively conductor, assistant superintendent, and is now superintendent and general fraght agent
Beale, George B., Division Superintendent Pennsylvania Rd. Office Oil City, Pa.
Born May 27, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa. Educated at University of Pennsylvania. Entered railway service 1881, since
which he has been consecuthvely to 1882, rodman Baltimore & Potomac Ed; 1882 to 1883; levelman and transitman
Philadelphia Germantown & Chestnut Hill Ed; 1883 to 1884, out of service; 1884. to 1886, rodman Pittsburg division
Pennsylvania Ed; 1886 to 1889, rodman and assistant engineer New York division; 1889 to 1890, assistant supervisor
same division; 1890 to 1894, supervisor same division same road; 1894 to 1895, assistant engineer Middle division
Philadelphia & Erie Rd; 1895 to Jan. 1, 1899, assistant engineer Middle division Pennsylvania Rd at Harrisburg,
Pa.; Jan. 1, 1899, to April 1902, assistant engineer New York division same road at Jersey City, N. 3.; April 1902
to Feb. 1905, superintendent Bedford division same road; Feb. 1905 to date, superintendent Chautauqua division
Buffalo & Allegheny division same road.
Beall, John M., General Passenger Agent Mobile & Ohio Rd. Office St. Louis, Mo.
Born May 29, 1869, at Belmont, N. C. Educated at Davidson College and University of North Carolina. Entered railway
service 1886 as clerk in auditor's office Richmond & Danville Rd, and two months later entered transportation
department; 1886 to 1888, freight conductor Western North Carolina division same road; 1888 to 1889, brakeman St.
Louis Arkansas & Texas Ry and other roads; 1889 to 1890, passenger conductor Knoxville Cumberland Gap &
Louisville Rd; 1890 to 1891, traveling freight and passenger agent same road; 1891 to Aug. 1, 1895, traveling passenger
agent Richmond & Danville Rd and Southern Ry; Aug. 1, 1895, to April 1, 1899, district passenger agent Southern
Ry at Philadelphia; April 1, 1899, to Sept. 1, 1901, Pacific Coast passenger agent same road at San Francisco;
Sept. 1, 1901, to Aug. 15, 1904, assistant general passenger agent Mobile & Ohio Rd; Aug. 15, 1904, to date,
general passenger agent same road.
Beam, Jerome C., District Passenger Agent Southern Ry. Office Atlanta, Ga.
Born May 10, 1867, at Canton, Ill. Entered railway service 1885 as stenographer to assistant general passenger
agent, since which he has been consecutively Feb. 1, 1888, to March 1, 1891, city passenger agent East Tennessee
Virginia & Georgia System at Memphis; March 1, 1891, to July 1, 1892, western passenger agent same road at
Little Rock, Ark.; July 1, 1892, to April 1, 1894, district passenger agent at Memphis; April 1 to Oct 1, 1894,
Florida passenger agent same road at Jacksonville, Fla.; Oct 1, 1894, to Feb. 1, 1895, western passenger agent
Southern Ry at Kansas City, Mo.; Feb. 1, 1895, to Oct. 1, 1901, northwestern passenger agent same road at Chicago.
Oct. 1, 1901, to date, district passenger agent same road at Atlanta, Ga.
Beamer, Alfred, Superintendent Idaho Division Northern Pacific Ry. Office Spokane, Wash.
Born Feb. 7, 1856, at Hillsdale, Mich. Educated in the public schools at Detroit, Mich. Entered railway service
1872 as telegraph operator Detroit & Milwaukee Ry, since which he has been consecutively to 1876, operator,
agent and dispatcher same road and Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry in Michigan; 1876 to 1878, engaged in
mining business in Colorado; 1879 to 1884, superintendent various mining companies in Colorado and Montana; 1884
to 1889, chief clerk machinery department Northern Pacific Rd at Sprague, Wash.; 1889 to Feb. 1, 1893, chief clerk
to superintendent Idaho division same road; Feb. 1, 1903, to date, superintendent same division.
Beamer, James A., Master Mechanic Tyrone Division Pennsylvania Rd. Office Tyrone, Pa.
Born Pittsburg, Pa. Entered railway service 1872 as apprentice machinist Pennsylvania Rd, since which he has been
consecutively to 1890, successively machinist, locomotive fireman, engineer on Western division, roundhouse foreman
at Altoona, Pa, and 1890 to date, master mechanic Tyrone division same road.
Bean, Stephen Liford, Mechanical Superintendent Coast Lines Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Office
Los Angeles, Cal.
Born March 26, 1854, in Franklin County, N. Y. Educated in the public schools at Manchester. N. H. From May 1871,
to Jan 1, 1874, was machinist apprentice in Manchester Locomotive Works, Manchester, N. H. Entered railway service
Feb. 15, 1873, since which he has been consecutively to March 15, 1879, machinist Wisconsin Central Rd at Stevens
Point, Wis.; April 1, 1879, to Jan. 1, 1881, machinist and foreman Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha By
at North Hudson, Wis.; Jan. 1, to Feb. 15, 1831, machinist St. Paul & Duluth Rd at St. Paul, Minn; Feb. 15,
1881, appointed machinist Northern Pacific By, and a few days later was made foreman same road in charge of locomotives
and equipment engaged in construction work in western North Dakota, which position he held until March 1, 1882;
March 1, 1882, to June 15, 1887, master mechanic Yellowstone division same road at Glendive, Mont.; June 15, 1887,
to Sept. 1, 1893, master mechanic Dakota division and branches same road at Fargo, N. D.; Sept. 1, 1893, to Nov.
1, 1902, master mechanic Minnesota, Lake Superior and Manitoba divisions at Brainerd, Minn.; Nov. 1, 1902, to June
10, 1903, shop superintendent same road at Brainerd; June 10, 1903, to April 20, 1904, master mechanic Atchison
Topeka & Santa Fe By at Albuquerque, N. M.; April 20, 1904, to date, mechanical superintendent Coast Lines
Beard, Thomas, Foreign Freight Agent Erie Rd. Office New York, N. Y.
Born Nov. 17, 1862, in England. Educated at King Edward's College at Birmingham, England, and at private schools.
Entered railway service 1882 as clerk local freight office New York Pennsylvania & Ohio Rd at Cleveland, 0.,
since which he has been consecutively 1889 to 1891, claim and voucher clerk Chicago & Atlantic By at Chicago,
Ill.; 1891 to 1892, contracting agent Chicago & Erie Rd at Chicago; 1892 to 1896, agent Erie Despatch at Chicago;
1896 to 1901, general agent Erie Rd same place; 1901 to date, foreign freight agent same road at New York.
Beard, Tom G., General Freight Agent Texas & New Orleans Rd. Office Houston, Tex.
Born Jan. 2, 1863, at Bristol, England. Educated at private school in England and at Sugden House Academy at Camberwell,
England. Entered railway service 1884 as stenographer and clerk to assistant auditor Louisville & Nashville
Rd. since which he has been consecutively 1885 to 1886, stenographer and clerk to master of transportation LouisVille
New Orleans & Texas Ry, now a part of the Illinois Central Rd; 1886 to 1887, stenographer and operator in division
superintendent's office East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Ry; 1887 to 1902, successively stenographer, rate
clerk, chief clerk in general freight department and assistant general freight agent Houston & Texas Central
Rd; 1903 to 1904, assistant general freight agent Galveston Harrisburg & San Antonio and Galveston Houston
& Northern Rys, Texas & New Orleans Rd and the Southern Pacific Steamship Lines; 1904 to date, general
freight agent Texas & New Orleans Rd.
Beardsley, Charles H., Superintendent Louisiana & Northwest Rd. Office Gibsland, La.
Born Dec. 26, 1871, at Richmond, Va. Entered railway service 1887, since which he has been consecutively to 1888,
clerk in auditor's office Arkansas & Louisiana By; 1888 to 1891, agent Louisiana North & South Rd at Homer,
La.; 1891 to date, master of transportation and superintendent Louisiana & Northwest Rd.
Beardsley, John D., General Manager Louisiana & Northwest Rd. Office Gibsiand, La.
Born Jan. 1, 1837, at Woodstock, N. B. Entered railway service Sept. 1879, in charge of construction Washington
& Hope Rd, since which he has been consecutively Jan. 1, 1880, to Oct. 1882, superintendent same road; Oct.
1882 to Yan. 1883, superintendent Arkansas & Louisiana Ry; Jan. 1883 to Jan. 1890, general manager of same
road and manager of construction Louisiana North & South By, and general manager Louisiana North & South
Ry until it was sold to the Louisiana & Northwest Rd; Jan. 1890 to date, general manager Louisiana & Northwest
Beardsley, L. B., Superintendent Sioux City & Dakota Division Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.
Office Sioux City, Ia.
Born July 1, 1842, New York. Entered railway service May 1860, since which he has been consecutively to date on
Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul By, brakeman three years; freight conductor, three years; passenger conductor
15 years; superintendent sleeping cars one year; assistant superintendent Chicago & Council Bluffs division
four years: superintendent Sioux City & Dakota division same road since Sept. 1886.
Beasley, Harry Exeter, District Superintendent Canadian Pacific Ry. Office Vancouver, B. C.
Born Nov. 10, 1862, at Hamilton, Ont.. Can. Educated in public schools at Hamilton and Belleville, Ont. Entered
railway service April 1881, since which he has been consecutively to July 1883, rodman, clerk and stenographer
in office of assistant to assistant engineer Grand Trunk Ry; Aug. 1, 1883, to July 1884, chief clerk to general
superin tendent Manitoba & Northwestern Rd; Sept. 1884 to Aug. 1885, stenographer to freight auditor Northern
Pacific Rd at Saint Paul, Minn.; August 1885 to April 1836, chief clerk to superintendent of construction Canadian
Pacific By at Port Arthur, Ont.; April 1886 to 1891, chief clerk to superintendent Pacific division same road;
June 1891 to June 1897, assistant to superintendent Pacific division same road; June 1897 to Feb. 1900,. superintendent
Kootenay scction at Nelson, B. C.; Feb. 1900 to March 1901, chief clerk to president same road at Montreal; March
1901 to date, superintendent District 2 same road at Vancouver, B. C.
Beasor, Guy M., General Freight and Passenger Agent, Auditor and Assistant Treasurer New York & Pennsylvania
Rd. Office Canisteo, N. Y.
Born Sept. 8, 1868, at Buffalo, N. Y. Educated in the grammar and high schools of Buffalo, N. Y. Entered railway
service 1885 as clerk Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry, since which he has been consecutively clerk in various
departments same road: clerk Railway Car Association of Buffalo, N. Y.; clerk Union Steamboat Co. of Buffalo; clerk
and commissary agent Wagner Palace Car Co., and is now general freight and passenger agent New York & Pennsylvania
Beatty, Philip Asfordby, Assistant Engineer Baltimore & Ohio Rd. Office Baltimore, Md.
Born Aug. 17, 1871, in Frederick County, Maryland. Educated in the public schools. From 1889 to 1892 was an office
student in architectural and topographic work. Entered railway serVice Aug. 1892, since which he has been consecutively
to May 1896, chainman and draftsman on maintenance of way and track surveys Baltimore & Ohio Rd; May to Dec.
1896, transitman on preliminary surveys same road; Jan. 1897 to June 1898, on road surveys and resident engineer
on construction Ferrocarril del Pacifio at Costa Rica, S. A.; Aug. 1898 to Aug. 1899, engaged in architectural
work at Washington, D. C.; Aug. 1899 to March 1901, levelman and chief of party Isthmian Canal Commission at Nicaragua;
June to Sept. 1901, engaged in explorations in Colombia, S. A.; Sept 1901 to June 1903, office work and resident
engineer on construction Cumberland Valley connection and yard Baltimore & Ohio Rd; June 1903 to Oct. 1904,
field engineer on location same road; Oct. 1904 to Jan. 1905, on business trip to South America; Jan. to March
1905, assistant engineer in charge of Wheeling Terminal surveys Baltimore & Ohio Rd; March 1905 to date, assistant
engineer same road at Baltimore, in charge of track and topographic surveys, Cumborland, Md., to Pittsburg, Pa.
Beaumont, Harry A., General Car Inspector Baltimore & Ohio Rd. Office Wheeling, W. Va.
Born Aug. 6, 1870. Entered railway service 1884 as messenger boy in office of master car builder Baltimore &
Ohio Rd at Baltimore, Md., since which he has been consecutively 1887 to 1894, leaning trade of car building in
shops same road at Baltimore; 1894 to 1896, workman same shops; 1896 to 1897, car inspector, and 1897 to 1900,
foreman cabinet shop same road at Mount Clare, Baltimore; 1900 to March 1903, general foreman same road at Zanesville,
O.; March 1903 to date, general car inspector same road.
Beauprie, W. R., Division Superintendent Atlantic Coast Line Rd. Office Montgomery, Ala.
Previous to March 1891 was trainmaster Atlanta division East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Ry at Knoxville,
Tenn.; March 1891 to Sept. 1, 1804, superintendent same division at Atlanta, Ga.; Sept. 1894 to June 1, 1896, superintendent
Fifth division Southern Ry; June 1, 1896, to July 4, 1897, superintendent Eighth division; July 4, 1897, to April
1898. superintendent Macon division same road; Dec. 20. 1898, to April 1901, roadmaster Georgia & Alabama Rd
and the Seaboard Air Line By at Savannah, Ga; April 1901 to date, superintendent Fourth division Plant System,
now operated by the Atlantic Coast Line, at Montgomery, Ala.
Bechdolt, Charles Julius, Superintendent Central Division Philadelphia Baltimore & Washington Rd.
Office Media, Pa.
Born April 20, 1852, at Knieling. Germany. Educated in the public schools at Easton, Pa., at LaFayette College
and at Lehigh University, graduating from the last named institution with degree of C. E. 1875. Entered railway
service 1875, since which he has been consecutively to March 1879, rodman Philadelphia division Pennsylvania Rd;
March 1879 to April 1881, assistant supervisor same division; April 1881 to April 1882, assistant supervisor Pittsburg
division at New Florence, Pa.; April 1882 to Aug. 1884, supervisor Monongahela division at Monongahela City, Pa.;
Aug. 1884 to March 1887, assistant engineer Tyrone division at Tyrone, Pa; March 1887 to Oct. 1889, assistant engineer
Middle division at Harrisburg, Pa.; Oct. 1889 to April 1. 1891, assistant engineer New York division Philadelphia
Wilmington & Baltimore Rd at Jersey City, N. J.; April 1, 1891, to date, superintendent Central division same
road, now the Philadelphia Baltimore & Washington Bd; entire service with the Pennsylvania Rd System.
Bechely, Frank J., Superintendent Illinois Central Rd. Office Dubuque, Ia.
Born Dec. 5, 1862, at Thamesville, Ont., Can. Educated in the public schools of Detroit, Mich. Entered railway
service 1880 as telegraph operator Grand Trunk By, since which he has been consecutively 1883 to 1888, with Duluth
South Shore & Atlantic Ry as train dispatcher and assistant trainmaster; 1888 to date, with fllinois Central
Rd successively as train dispatcher, chief dispatcher, trainmaster arid superintendent at Dubuque, Ia.
Bechtel, H. H., Vice-President Newport & Sherman's Valley Rd. Office Cincinnati, O.
Entered railway service 1890 as vicepresident with the above-named road, which position he now holds.
Beck, C. A., Chairman Board of Pensions Illinois Central Rd. Office Chicago, Ill.
From July 22, 1881 to July 1, 1886, assistant general superintendent Illinois Central Rd at Chicago; July 1, 1886,
to Sept. 2, 1889, general superintendent; Sept. 2, 1889, to Jan. 1, 1890, acting general manager same road; Jan.
1, 1890, to Oct. 1, 1891, general manager; Oct. 1, 1891, to Jan. 1, 1898; assistant second vice-president; Jan.
1, 1898, to June 1, 1901, general purchasing agent, and June 1, 1901, to date, chairman board of pensions same
Becker, George Paul Heinrich, Auditor of Receipts Louisville & Nashville Rd. Office Louisville, Ky.
Born Sept. 24, 1852, in Germany. Entered railway service 1881 as clerk in auditor's office Louisville Cincinnati
& Lexington Ry, since which he has been consecutively fall of 1881 to fall of 1886, clerk auditor's office
Louisville & Nashville Rd; fall of 1886 to spring of 1888, chief freight clerk auditor's office Mobile &
Ohio Rd; spring of 1888 to fall of 1891, chief clerk freight accounts Louisville & Nashville Rd; fall of 1891
to Aug. 1892, freight accountant same road; 1892 to Oct. 21, 1897, assistant auditor of receipts, and Oct. 21,
1897, to date, auditor of receipta same road.
Becker, George W., Assistant General Freight Agent Northern and Western Lines Illinois Central Rd. Office
Born 1858 at New Orleans, La. Entered railway service March 1873, since which he has been consecutively to 1883,
clerk in local freight office, general freight office and auditor's office Chicago St. Louis & New Orleans
Rd at New Orleans, La; March 1883 to Oct. 1885, rate clerk general freight office Illinois Central Rd at New Orleans;
Oct. 1885 to July 1887, contracting freight agent Louisville New Orleans & Texas Ry at New Orleans; July 1887
to Jan. 1889, general agent Newport News & Mississippi Valley Co. and Louisville New Orleans & Texas Ry
at Cincinnati, O.; Jan. 1889 to April 1892, general agent same roads at Chicago; April to Aug. 1892, commercial
agent illinois Central Rd at Kansas City, Mo.; Aug. 1892 to Feb. 16, 1899, assistant general freight agent Northern
and Western lines at Chicago; Feb. 17, 1899, to Oct. 10, 1904, assistant general freight agent at St. Louis, Mo.;
Oct. 10, 1904, to date, assistant general freight agent same road at Chicago.
Beckler, Elbridge Harlow, Civil Engineer. Address 1838 Aldine Av., Chicago, Ill.
Born Oct. 16, 1854, at Buckfield, Oxford County, Me., being the son of Amos Otis and Betsy Harlow Beckler. He was
educated at the Maine State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, graduating in 1876. Entered railway service
1879 as transitman in party on location Fergus Falls branch St. Paul Minneapolis & Manitoba By, since which
he has been consecutively 1880 to 1884, assistant engineer on location and resident engineer on construction Northern
Pacific Ed, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain divisions; 1884 to 1885, division engineer Canadian Pacific Ry; 1885
to 1886, resident engineer Northern Pacific Rd, St. Louis River Bridge at Duluth, Minn.; 1886 to 1891, resident
engineer, assistant chief engineer and chief engineer Montana Central By; 1891 to fall of 1893, chief engineer
Montana Central By and Pacific Coast extension St. Paul Minneapolis & Manitoba By, now the Great Northern By;
in 1894 was chief engineer in charge of the construction of the United Verde & Pacific Ry in Arizona; has maintained
an office as civil engineer at Chicago, Ill., since May 1894.
Beckley, John N., President Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo By. Office Rochester, N. Y.
Born Dec. 30, 1848, at Clarendon, N. Y. Educated at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and at Genesee College. Admitted
to the bar in New York, June 1875. Moved to Rochester, N. Y., in. May 1877, and was city attorney, at that point
from 1884 to 1888. Entered railway service 1889 as secretary Rochester City & Brighton Ry Co.; was vice-president
same company to 1892, and president 1892 to 1897; 1897 to date, president Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Ry.
Beckman, William Brownlee, General Manager Cairo Memphis & Southern Ed. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born Feb. 6, 1873. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1889 as messenger Atchison Topeka &
Santa Fe Rd, since which he has been consecutively to 1895, clerk and chief clerk same road; 1895 to 1898, successively
clerk, chief clerk, agent and general traveling agent Iowa Central Ry; 1898 to date, general manager Cairo Memphis
& Southern Rd.
Beckwith, John P., Traffic Manager florida East Coast Ry. Office St. Augustine, Fla.
Previous to 1891 was general agent Western & Atlantic and Central of Georgia Rds at Jacksonville, Fla.; May
1891 to April 1893, general freight agent Jacksonville Tampa & Key West Ry; June to Aug. 1893, general agent
Central of Georgia Rd at Philadelphia, Pa.; Aug. 1893 to March 1895, general agent same road at Jacksonville, Fla.;
March 1895 to Sept. 1896, general freight and passenger agent Ocean Steamship Co. of Savannah and New England &
Savannah Steamship Co. at New York; Sept 1896 to date, traffic manager Florida East Coast Ry.
Beckwith, Orion William, Trainmaster St. Louis & San Francisco Rd. Office Amory, Miss.
Born March 19, 1858. Entered railway service 1878 as telegraph operator Indianapolis & St. Louis Ry, which
was absorbed by the Cleveland Columbus Cincinnati & Indianapolis Ry and later consolidated with the Cincinnati
Indianapolis St. Louis & Chicago Ry as the Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Line; continued in
the service of the roads named to Aug. 1902 as telegraph operator, ticket agent, chief clerk to superintendent,
train dispatcher, chief train dispatcher and trainrnaster at Kanicakee, Ill.; is now trainmaster St. Louis &
San Francisco Rd at Amory, Miss.
Beecroft, Howard W., Car Accountant Indiana Harbor Rd. Office Indiana Harbor, Ind.
Born Oct. 9, 1862, near London, England. Entered railway service 1880 as clerk in car service department Illinois
Central Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1883 to 1885, clerk in ear service department St. Louis Iron
Mountain & Southern By and Texas & Pacific By; 1885 to 1887, chief clerk car service department Burlington
Cedar Rapids & Northern By; 1887 to 1889, clerk in car service department Missouri Pacific By; 1889 to 1891,
car accountant Missouri Kansas & Texas By; 1891 to May 1905, car accountant Elgin Joliet & Eastern By;
May 1905 to date, car accountant Indiana Harbor Rd.
Beekman, Gabriel Emsheimer, New England Passenger Agent Toledo St. Louis & Western Rd. Office Boston,
Born April 19, 1863, at Wheeling, W. Va. Edupated in the public schools and at Fraser College at Wheeling, W. Va.
Entered railway service 1891 as city ticket agent New York & New England Rd at Providence, R. I., and is now
New England passenger agent Toledo St. Louis & Western Rd.
Begg, William Reynolds, Assistant General Solicitor Great Northern Ry. Office St. Paul, Minn.
Born Feb. 12, 1869, at Spartanburg, S. C. Graduated from Yale University, 1893, and from University of Minnesota
Law School, 1895. Entered railway service 1895, since which he has been consecutively to 1899, law clerk in general
solicitor's office Great Northern Ry; 1899 to 1903, engaged in general practice of law at St. Paul, Minn.; 1903
to 1904, attorney Great Northern Ry; 1904 to date, assistant general solicitor same road.
Belden, E. H., General Counsel Coeur D'Alene & Spokane By. Office Spokane, Wash.
Born Dec. 28, 1866, in Mississippi. Graduated from law department of University of Missouri, June 1890. Organized
the Coeur D'Alene & Spokane By Co. in 1902, and was chosen general counsel, which position he still holds;
has been engaged in the practice of law at Spokane since 1890.
Bell, Charles E., Commercial Agent Southern By. Office Augusta, Ga.
Born May 22, 1876, at Cartersville, Ga. Educated in the public schools in Atlanta, Ga. Entered railway service
1895 as stenographer to assistant general superintendent Southern By, since which he has been consecutively April
15, 1896, to Dec. 20, 1896, stenographer to assistant general freight agent same road at Atlanta, Ga.; Dec. 20,
1896, to May 1, 1897, secretary to same official; May 1, 1897, to Feb. 1, 1899, rate clerk in same office; Feb.
1, 1899, to May 15, 1899, traveling freight agent Missouri Pacific. Ry at Atlanta; May 15, 1899, to Feb. 15, 1900,
commercial agent Chicago Indianapolis & Louisville By at Atlanta; Feb. 15, 1900, to Dec. 20, 1900, chief clerk
to division freight agent Southern By at Raleigh, N. C.; Dec. 20, 1900, to Jan. 1, 1903, commercial agent Southern
Ry at Savannah, Ga.; Jan. 1, 1903, to date, commercial agent same road at Augusta, Ga.
Bell, Edmund Hayes, Commercial Agent New York Central & Hudson River Rd. Office Philadelphia, Pa.
Born Nov. 10, 1857, at Reading. Pa. Entered railway service 1877 as clerk Canada Southern Fast Freight Line, since
which he has been consecutively Jan. 1, 1880, to Oct. 1882, contracting agent same line; Oct. 1, 1882, to Feb.
1, 1894, agent Blue Line Transit Co.; Feb. 1, 1894, to Aug. 1, 1900, joint agent Red, White and Blue Lines; Aug.
1, 1900, to date, commercial agent New York Central & Hud.son River Rd at Philadelphia, Pa.
Bell, George Turnbull, General Passenger and Ticket Agent Grand Trunk Ry System. Office Montreal, Que.
Born Sept. 7, 1861, at Montreal, Que. Entered railway service Sept. 30, 1878, since which he has been consecutively
to Nov. 1880, clerk car mileage office Great Western By at London, Ont.; Nov. 1880 to Nov. 1882, stenographer to
general passenger agent and rate clerk same road at Hamilton, Ont.; Nov. 1882 to 1884, chief clerk to assistant
general passenger agent Grand Trunk Ry at Toronto, Ont.; Jan. 1, 1885, to April 25, 1892, chief clerk to general
passenger agent at Montreal; April 25, 1892, to April 1, 1896, assistant general passenger agent same road; April
1, 1896, to Aug. 1, 1899, assistant general passenger and ticket agent Grand Trunk Ry System; Aug. 1, 1899, to
May 1, 1900, first assistant general passenger and ticket agent at Chicago; May 1, 1900, to date, general passenger
and ticket agent same system at Montreal.
Bell, George W., Land Commissioner Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Ry. Office Hudson, Wis.
Born July 24, 1853, near Wautoma, Wis. Entered railway service 1874 as clerk to station agent Chicago & Northwestern
Ry at Oconto, Wis., since which he has been consecutively 1875 to 1877, clerk on ore docks Chicago & Northwestern
By at Escanaba, Mich.; 1881 to 1882, clerk in auditing department Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Ry;
1882 to spring of 1894, chief clerk to master car builder; April 1894 to May 1894, clerk in land department; May
9, 1894, to May 1896, acting land commissioner, and May 1896 to date, land commissioner same road.
Bell, J. Lowrie, Ex-General Traffic Manager Central Rd of New Jersey.
Born June 1837 at Reading, Pa. Entered railway service 1857, since which he has been consecutively to 1888, with
the Philadelphia & Reading Ed, successively as follows: Three years clerk Philadelphia freight station, five
years cashier freight office, three years general agent at Philadelphia, and 12 years general freight agent; May
1880 to 1888, general traffic manager; 1889 to Oct. 1890, general superintendent United States railway mail service;
Oct. 1890 to 1894, second assistant postmaster-general of the United States; June 1894 to July 1, 1901, general
traffic manager Central Rd of New Jersey.
Bell, James Leonard, General Freight and Passenger Agent Wellington & Powellsville Rd. Office Windsor,
Born Sept. 22, 1872, at Scotland Neck, N. C. Educated at Vine Hill Academy at Scotland Neck, N. C. Entered railway
service 1889 as messenger boy Wilmington & Weldon Rd, since, which he has been consecutively April 1893 to
Jan. 1895, telegraph operator Norfolk & Carolina Rd, Suffolk. Va.; Jan. 1898 to Sept. 1901, agent Atlantic
Coast Line at Ahoskie, N. C.; Sept. 1901 to date, general freight and passenger agent Wellington & Powellsville
Bell, Kossuth H., General Manager Northern Indiana Rd. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born Oct. 17, 1852, at Chicago, Ill. Entered railway service 1893 as keneral manager Northern Indiana Rd. which
position he still holds; is also assistant general manager Hammond Refrigerator Line and Hammond Tank Line.
Bell, Robert, Superintendent Buffalo & Rochester Division Pennsylvania Rd. Office Buffalo, N. Y.
Born July 5, 1844, in England. Educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. 7!., engineering course.
Entered railway service 1869, 'since which he has been consecutively to 1870, chainman and transitman Rochester
& State Line Ry; 1870 to 1872, engineer Silver Lake Ry; 1872 to 1873, chief engineer Belmont & Buffalo
Ry; 1873 to 1880, assistant engineer New York Lake Erie & Western Rd; 1880 to 1883, chief engineer Genesee
Valley Canal Rd; 1883 to 1885, chief engineer Washington Ohio & Western Rd; 1885 to 1886, chief engineer and
superintendent same road; 1886 to 1887, superintendent Washington & Ohio division Piedmont Air Line; 1887 to
1888, engineer maintenance of way Richmond & Danville division same road; 1888 to 1889, division superintendent
Western New York & Pennsylvania Ry; 1889 to Aug. 1, 1900, general superintendent same road; Aug. 1, 1900, to
date, superintendent Buffalo & Rochester division Pennsylvania Rd at Buffalo,, N.Y.
Bell, William, District Superintendent Canadian Pacific Ry. Office Winnipeg, Man.
Born Sept. 17, 1876, at Toronto, Ont., Canada. Educated at the Royal Arthur School at Montreal. Entered railway
service 1889 as office boy in general passenger office Canadian Pacific Ry at Montreal, since which he has been
consecutively 1391, stenographer in president's office; 1891 to 1896, in general superintendent's office; 1896,
acting inspector; 1897 to Feb. 1903, successively inspector and chief inspector; Feb. 1903 to date, district superintendent
Central and Western divisions; entire service with the Canadian Pacific 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.