Bellows, Austin W., Superintendent of Bridges Illinois Central Rd. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born Nov. 1846 at Madison, N. Y, Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1876, since which he has
been consecutively to 1889, bridge foreman Iowa Central Rd; 1890 to 1895, general foreman for the O. B. Green Co.
at Chicago, Ill.; 1895 to 1904, supervisor bridges and buildings Illinois Central Rd at Freeport, Ill., and at
Fort Dodge, Ia.; 1904 to date, superintendent bridges entire system Illinois Central Rd.
Bend, William B. Address St. Paul, Minn.
Born 1842 at New York, N. Y. Entered railway service 1885 as assistant secretary with Minnesota & Northwestern
Rd, since which he has been consecutively Dec. 1886 to Jan. 1888, treasurer Minnesota & Northwestern Rd; Jan.
1883 to July 1892, treasurer Chicago St. Paul & Kansas City Ry; July 1892 to Dec. 18, 1894, treasurer Chicago
Great Western Ry; Dec. 18, 1894, to March 1903, vice president and auditor same road. (Died Nov. 26, 1905.)
Bender, George W., General Agent Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Office Sandusky, O.
Born Feb. 11, 1847, at York, Pa. Entered railway service Feb. 22, 1868, as telegraph operator Indianapolis Cincinnati
& Lafayette Rd, since which he has been consecutively to 1882, train dispatcher, secretary to president' and
receiver, car accountant, superintendent telegraph and trainmaster same road; 1882 to 1885, superintendent Kentucky
Central Rd; March 1885 to Nov. 1887, superintendent Indianapolis Decatur & Springfield Rd; Nov. 1887 to June
1889, superintendent Cincinnati Indianapolis St. Louis & Chicago Rd; June 1889 to Aug. 1, 1898, superintendent
Chicago division Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Rd at Indianapolis, Ind.; Aug. 1, 1898, to March,
1901, superintendent Indianapolis Terminals, same road; March 1901 to date, general agent same road at Sandusky,
Benedict, Elias U., General Foreman Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Office Aurora, Ill.
Born Aug. 24, 1824. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service Oct. 1845, since which he has been
consecutively to 1846, road workman Detroit & Pontiac Rd; 1847 to 1849, with Michigan Central Rd at Dctroit,
Mich.; 1849 to 1853, with Milwaukee & Mississippi Rd; 1853 to 1854, with Stone & Borner Car Works at Chicago;
1854 to 1855, superintendent Waukesha Car Works at Waukesha, Wis.; 1855 to 1860, master mechanic Milwaukee &
Horicon Rd and chief engineer same company's boats on Lake Winnebago and Fox and Wolf rivers; 1860 to 1866, foreman
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry; 1867 to 1870, foreman Haskell & Barker Car Works; 1870 to 1872, contractor;
1872 to 1873, foreman Wisconsin Central Ry; 1373 to 1876. superintendent Jackson Car Works at Jackson, Mich.; 1876
to date, general foreman Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd at Aurora, Ill.
Benjamin, Albert J., Superintendent and Division Freight and Passenger Agent Baltimore Chesapeake &
Atlantic Ry. Office Salisbury, Md.
Born July 12, 1843, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was educated in the district schools of Cecil County,
Maryland. Entered railway service 1862 as telegraph operator Philadelphia Wilmington & Baltimore Bd, since
which he has been consecutively 1869 to 1870, agent; 1870 to 1884, agent Eastern Shore Rd; 1873 to 1884, general
agent Wicomico & Pocomoke Rd; 1884 to 1886, assistant general freight agent Delaware Maryland & Virginia
Rd; 1886 to 1888, general agent Baltimore & Ohio Rd; 1888 to 1890, assistant secretary and treasurer Baltimore
& Eastern Shore Bd; 1890 to Dec. 1, 1894, general freight and passenger agent and auditor and superintendent
same road; Dec. 1, 1894, to date, superintendent railway division Baltimore Chesapeake & Atlantic Ry, successor
to the Baltimore & Eastern Shore Rd; is also division freight and passenger agent same road.
Bennett, C. M., Inspector Maintenance of Way Southwest System Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburg. Office
Previous to March 1890, held positions of engineer maintenance of way Pittsburg division Pennsylvania Lines and
superintendent Indianapolis division samc lines; March 1890 to April 15, 1893, superintendent Southwest System
same lines at Logansport, Ind.; April 15, 1893, to Dec. 1904, superintendent Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley
Rd (Pennsylvania Lines); Dec. 1904 to date, inspector maintenance of way Southwest System Pennsylvania Lines at
Bennett, George Henry, Division Freight Agent St. Louis & San Francisco Rd. Office Oklahoma City,
Born Aug. 6, 1867, at Catasauqua, Pa. Educated at Hokendauqua (Pa.) independent schools, 1872-1884. Entered railway
service 1884 as night operator St. Louis & San Francisco Ry at Dixon, Mo., since which he has been consecutively
telegraph operator same road at Jerome, Mo., Rolla, Mo., Cuba, Mo., Springfield, Mo., Carthage, Mo., Cherryvale,
Kan., Wichita, Ran., and Van Buren, Ark.; agent same road at various points; cashier local freight offce at Ft.
Smith, Ark.; Jan. 1902 to Oct. 1, 1904, city passenger agent same road at Ft. Smith, Ark.; Oct. 1, 1904, to March
31, 1905, traveling freight agent at Ft. Smith, Ark.; April 1, 1905, to date, division freight agent same road
at Oklahoma City, Okla.
Bennett, Joseph A., Superintendent, General Freight and Ticket Agent and Secretary Bridgton & Saco
River Rd. Office Bridgton, Me.
Born April 29, 1852, in Denmark. Entered railway service Jan. 27, 1883, since which he has been consecutively to
Aug. 1883, station agent Bridgton & Saco River Rd; March 1884 to June 1885, assistant superintendent; June
1885 to date, superintendent, and 1883 to date, also general freight and passenger agent same road.
Bennett, William, Assistant Division Superintendent Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Office, Antigo, Wis.
Entered railway service as messenger boy, and to Feb. 1889 was employed on various roads as operator, clerk, station
agent, brakeman, conductor, train dispatcher and trainmaster; Oct. 1889 to July 1890, assistant superintendent
St. Paul & Sioux City division Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Ry; July 1890 to March 1903, assistant
superintendent Wisconsin division same road; March 1903 to Feb. 1905, superintendent same division at St. Paul,
Minn.; April 1905 to date, assistant division superintendent Chicago & Northwestern Ry at Antigo, Wis.
Bennett, William H., Ex-General Freight Agent Ann Arbor Rd.
Born Dec. 18, 1855, at Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan. Entered railway service Sept. 15, 1872, as clerk freight
accountant's office Michigan Central Rd at Detroit, Mich., since which he has been consecutively 1875 to 1877,
rate clerk to assistant general freight agent same place; 1877 to 1879, chief clerk in general freight and passenger
department Detroit & Bay City Rd; 1879 to 1880, traveling agent; 1880 to 1881, agent same road at East Saginaw,
Mich.; 1881 to date, in employ of Toledo Ann Arbor & North Michigan Rd, and Dec. 16, 1881, to June 1, 1901,
general freight and passenger agent same road, the name of which was changed to the Ann Arbor Rd in 1895; June
1, 1901, to July, 1905, general freight agent same road.
Benscoter, Clarence A., Assistant General Passenger Agent Southern Ry and Northern Alabama Ry. Office
Born April 20, 1865, at Town Line, Pa. Entered railway service 1884, since which he has been consecutively to Jan.
1885, junior clerk general passenger office Queen & Crescent Route; Jan. 1885 to Oct. 1886, chief rate clerk
passenger department same road; Oct. 1886 to Sept. 1887, rate clerk passenger department East Tennessee Virginia
& Georgia fly; Sept. 1887 to Sept. 1888, chief clerk passenger department same road; Sept. 1888 to Oct. 1892,
assistant general passenger agent, and Oct. 1892 to Aug. 1894, division passenger agent same road; Aug. 2894 to
date, assistant general passenger agent Southern Ry; Oct. 1895 to date, also assistant general passenger agent
Alabama Great Southern Rd; May 15, 1899, to Feb. 1902, also assistant general passenger agent Northern Alabama
Benson, E. S., General Auditor Panama Rd and Isthmian Canal Affairs. Office Washington, D. C.
Born May 25, 1855, at Worcester, Mass. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1871, since which
he has been to 1874, in local office Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd at Streator, Ill.; 1874 to 1880, chief
clerk In auditor's office Chicago & Paducah Rd; 1880 to 1885, traveling auditor Wabash St. Louis & Pacific
Ry; 1885 to 1888, cashier Wabash Ry at Chicago; 1888 to 1889, auditor Indiana Illinois & Iowa Rd; May 1889
to July 1894, auditor Iowa Central Ry; July 1894 to Aug. 16, 1897, general-auditor for receiver Oregon Ry &
Navigation Co.; Aug. 16, 1897, to Nov. 1, 1904, auditor and general auditor reorganized company, the Oregon Rd
& Navigation Co.; Nov. 1, 1904, to April 27, 1905, auditor Galveston Harrisburg & San Antonio Ry, Texas
& New Orleans Rd. Galveston Houston & Northern Ry and Direct Navigation Co. at Houston, Tex.; April 27,
1905, to date, general auditor Panama Rd and Isthmian Canal Affairs.
Bent, Cornelius Conway Felton, General Superintendent Philadelphia and Main Line Divisions and Branches
Baltimore & Ohio Rd. Office Baltimore, Md.
Born July 1849, at Boston, Mass. Entered railway service 1867 as chainman engineer corps Lake Superior & Mississippi
Rd in lVflnnesota, since which he has been consecutively 1868 to 1869, leveler and transitman; 1869 to 1870, assistant
engineer same road; 1870 to 1873, chief engineer Lancaster Rd in Massachusetts; 1875 to 1876, assistant supervisor
Pennsylvania Rd; 1876 to 1879, supervisor same road; 1879 to 1881, assistant engineer Pittsburg Cincinnati &
St. Louis Ry; 1881 to 1882, superintendent same road; 1882 to 1884, superintendent New York & New England Rd;
April 1884 to Oct. 1885, superintendent Louisville New Albany & Chicago Ry; Dec. 15, 1885, to date of consolidation
with the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Ry, superintendent and general superintendent Ohio & Mississippi
Ry; to Jan. 1894, superintendent of construction Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Rd; Feb. 1, 1894, to Feb. 1,
1905, superintendent Philadelphia division Baltimore & Ohio Bd; Feb. 1, 1905, to date, general superintendent
Philadelphia and Main Line divisions and branches same road.
Bentley, Harry T., Assistant Superintendent Motive Power and Machinery Chicago & Northwestern Ry.
Office Chicago, Ill.
Born June 4, 1862. Educated at Dulwich College. Entered railway service 1877 with the London & Northwestern
Rd of England, since which he has been consecutively to 1887, apprentice machinist, and 1887 to 1892, foreman engine
house same road at Chester, England; 1892 to 1895, machinist Chicago shops and foreman shops at Boone, Ia., Chicago
& Northwestern Ry; 1895 to 1898, foreman at Belle Plaine, Ia.; 1898 (for seven months), general foreman at
Clinton, Ia.; April 1 to Dec. 30, 1899, master mechanic Madison division; Jan. 1, 1900, to Aug. 31, 1902, master
mechanic Iowa division same road; Aug. 31, 1902, to date, assistant superintendent motive power and machinery same
road at Chicago.
Bentley, Louis Lees, Mechanical Engineer Lehigh Valley Rd. Office South Bethlehem, Pa.
Born Sept. 12, 1868, at New Brighton, Pa. Graduated from Cornell University 1890, with degree of M. E. Entered
railway service 1890 as inspector Baltimore & Ohio Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1893 to 1896,
resident inspector same road at Pittsburg, Pa.; 1897 to 1902, assistant inspector U. S. Navy at Bethlehem, Pa.,
Harrisburg, Pa., and Homestead, Pa.; to Nov. 1902, inspector Lehigh Valley Rd; Nov. 1902 to June 1904, chief draftsman
same road; June 1904 to date, mechanical engineer same road.
Bentley, Richard R., General Baggage Agent Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburg. Office Pittsburg, Pa.
Born Jan. 17, 1846, at St. Louis, Mo. Entered railway service 1868, since which he has been consecutively to 1871,
baggage clerk Chicago & Alton Rd at St. Louis, Mo.; 1871 to 1874, baggage agent Vandalia Line at St Louis;
1874 to date, general baggage agent same line; 1882 to date, also general baggage agent Pennsylvania Co. and Pittsburg
Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry.
Bentley, William Franklin, Sr., Master Car Builder Baltimore & Ohio Rd. Office Baltimore, Md.
Born May 3, 1861, at White Cottage, O. Educated in the public schools and at Zanesville (Ohio) college. Entered
railway service June 1883, since which he has been consecutively to 1885, carpenter Baltimore & Ohio Rd; 1885
to 1893, general foreman at Zanesville, O.; 1893 to 1897, general car inspector lines west of Ohio River; 1897
to 1898, general car inspector entire system; 1898 to date. master car builder lines east of Ohio River; entire
service with the Baltimore & Ohio Rd.
Berg, Walter G., Chief Engineer Lehigh Valley Rd. Office New York, N. Y.
Born Jan. 12, 1858, at New York, N. Y. Entered railway service 1879 as office assistant and shop inspector of railroad
bridges Delaware Bridge Co., since which he has been consecutively bridge inspector Richmond & Allegheny Rd;
engineer of bridges and buildings same road; engineer in charge Richmond & Allegheny Rd; principal assistant
engineer East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Rd; assistant engineer Lehigh Valley Rd; superintendent Lehigh Valley
Creosoting Co.; 1887 to Dec. 1, 1898, principal assistant engineer Lehigh Valley Rd; Dec. 1, 1898, to Feb. 1, 1900,
engineer maintenance of way, and Feb. 1, 1900, to date, chief engineer same road; past-president Association Railway
Superintendents of Bridges and Buildings; director Amen can Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association;
author of "Buildings and Structures of American Railways," "American Railway Bridges and Buildings"
and "American Railway Shop Systems."
Bergen, George A., Assistant General Freight Agent Erie Rd. Office New York, N. Y.
Born Feb. 17, 1868, at New York, N. Y. Educated in the public schools at New York City. Entered railway service
1888 as junior clerk freight traffic manager's office New York Lake Erie & Western Ry and has been in the continuous
service of that road and its successor, the Erie Rd, to date, as follows: 1889 to 1893, clerk and stenographer
in coal freight department; 1893 to Feb. 1903, chief clerk same department; Feb. 1903 to May 1904, chief clerk
to third vice-president and general traffic manager; May 1904 to date, assistant general freight agent in charge
of coal and coke traffic.
Bergen, William Joseph, Assistant Engineer New York Chicago & St. Louis Rd. Office Cleveland, O.
Born Feb. 16, 1872, at Waterbury, Conn. Graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y., June 1897,
with degree of C. E. Entered railway service May 1899, since which he has been consecutively to July 1899, assistant
to division engineer on construction Burlington & Missouri River Rd in Nebraska; July 1899 to Jan. 1900, levelman
on location same road; Jan. 1900 to July 1901, division engineer on construction same road; July 1901 to date.
assistant engineer New York Chicago & St. Louis Rd.
Berger, H. W., Auditor, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer Chicago Peoria & St. Louis Ry. Office Springfield,
Born Feb. 17, 1867, at Muncie, Ind. Entered railway service Dec. 1888, since which he has been consecutively to
Feb. 14, 1890, clerk auditor's office Wabash St. Louis & Pacific Ry; Feb. 14, 1890, to May 8, 1890, clerk freight
auditor's office Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd; May 8, 1890, to Jan. 1, 1892, clerk general auditor's office
Chicago Great Western Ry; Jan. 1, 1892, to May 17, 1899, clerk auditor's office Chicago Peoria & St. Louis
Ry; May 17, 1899, to Nov. 27, 1903, chief clerk same office; Nov. 27, 1903, to date, auditor, secretary and assistant
treasurer same road.
Berger, M. A., Freight and Passenger Agent Suscjuehanna Bloomsburg & Berwick Rd. Office Watsontown.
Born Dec. 9, 1865. Entered railway service Oct. 1883, since which he has been consecutively to Dec. 1889, operator
Philadelphia & Reading Rd; Dec. 1889 to 1891. with Western Union Telegraph and Adams Express Cos.; 1891 to
1892, engaged as operator in broker's office; Oct 1892 to 1895, operator Central Pennsylvania & Western Rd;
1895 to Jan. 1, 1900, chief clerk; San. 1, 1900, to date, superintendent same road at Watsontown, Pa., and freight
and passenger agent Susquehanna Bloomsburg & Berwick Rd, which absorbed the Central Pennsylvania & Western
Berkeley, Edmund, Superintendent Third Division Seaboard Air Line Ey. Office Atlanta. Ga.
Born April 17, 1847, at Aldie, Va. Graduated from Washington and Lee University. Entered railway service 1869,
since which he has been consecutively to 1871, leveler and transitman Mobile & Alabama Grand Trunk Rd; 1871
to 1873, in charge of United States survey of the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers; 1873 to 1875, with the
International & Great Northern Rd; 1875 to 1884, assistant engineer Mobile & Ohio Rd, and had charge of
extension of that road from Columbus, Ky., to Cairo, Ill., from 1882 to 1884; 1884 to 1890, superintendent Atlanta
& Charlotte Air Line division Richmond & Danyule Rd; 1890 to 1892, superintendent Richmond & Danville
division same road; 1892 to 1893, superintendent North Carolina division same road; 1893 to Sept. 18, 1895, superintendent
Third division Southern Ry; Feb. 1, 1896, to date superintendent Third division Seaboard Air Line Ry.
Berlingett, James, General Superintendent St. Joseph & Grand Island Rd. Office St. Joseph, Mo.
Born Jan. 21, 1862, at Renfrew, Ont. Entered railway service May 1882, since which he has been consecutively to
April 1887, train dispatcher Canadian Pacific Ry; April 1887 to Feb. 1888, train dispatcher St. Paul Minneapolis
& Manitoba Ry; Feb. 1888 to Feb. 1890, chief dispatcher Chicago St. Paul & Kansas City Ry, now the Chicago
Great Western Ry; Feb. 1890 to 1893, division superintendent Chicago Great Western Ry; 1893 to Aug. 1, 1897, assistant
general superintendent; Aug. 1, 1897, to May 1898, superintendent transportation; May 1898 to July 1900, superintendent
Southwest division same road; July 1900 to April 15, 1905, superintendent St. Joseph & Grand Island Rd; April
15, 1905, to date, general superintendent same road.
Bernet, John J., Assistant General Superintendent Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Office Cleveland,
Born Feb. 9, 1868, at Brant, Erie County, N. Y. Educated in the public schools at Buffalo, N. Y. Entered railway
service 1889, since which he has been consecutively to March 12, 1895, telegraph operator Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern Ry; March 12, 1895, to April 2, 1901, train dispatcher; April 2, 1901, to March 6, 1903, trainmaster Eastern
division; March 6, 1903, to Feb. 1, 1905, assistant superintendent same division; Feb. 1, 1905, to Nov. 22, 1905,
superintendent same division; Nov. 22, 1905, to date, assistant general superintendent same road.
Berry, C. W., Superintendent Wood Preserving Works Union Pacific Rd. Office Laramie, Wyo.
Born 1865. Began railway work as a telegraph operator; subsequently served as civil engineer and since 1895 has
been identified with timber preservation; has been superintendent wood preserving works Union Pacific Rd at Laramie,
Wyo., since 1900.
Berry, Charles Roser, Assistant General Freight Agent Chicago Great Western Ry. Office St. Joseph, Mo.
Born Feb. 27, 1864, in Coflins County, Tex. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service 1879 as night
telegraph operator roundhouse of Kansas City St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Rd at St. Joseph, Mo., since ivhich
he has been consecutively Jan. 1883 to Jan. 1885, with the St. Joseph & Des Moines Ry, operator and bill clerk
Narrow Gauge Ry, also general work in operating department; Jan. 1885 to Sept. 1888, cashier in local fright office
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry at St. Joseph; Sept. 1888 to April 8, 1889, local freight agent Chicago St.
Paul & Kansas City Ry at St. Joseph; April 8, 1889, to May 19, 1890, general agent same road in connection
with other duties at that point with jurisdiction over territory south of Blocton, Ia.; May 19, 1890, to April
1, 1904, assistant general freight agent in charge of southwestern freight business of the Chicago St. Paul &
Kansas City Ry, now the Chicago Great Western Ry; April 1 to Nov. 1, 1904, assistant general freight agent Pere
Marquette Rd at Chicago, Ill.; Dec. 1. 1904, to date, assistant general freight agent Chicago Great Western Ry
at St. Joseph, Mo.
Berry, George Dixon, President and Manager Berry Foundry & Manufacturing Co. Office St. Joseph, Mo.
Born Jan. 28, 1867, in Texas. Educated at the Christian Brothers College at St. Joseph, Mo. Entered railway service
1880 as office boy in freight auditor's office Burlington Route, since which he has been consecutively to July
31, 1885, in same office; Aug. 1, 1885. to March 1886. stenographer in general agent's office same road at Atchison,
Kan.; April 1, 1886, to Jan. 1, 1891, secretary to general manager St. Joseph & Grand Island Rd; March 1, 1891,
to Jan. 31, 1892, clerk office of general freight agent Missouri lines Burlington Route at St. Louis, Mo.; Feb.
1, 1892, to June 30, 1900, purchasing agent and general manager's secretary St. Joseph & Grand Island Rd; July
1, 1900, to Jan. 1, 1901, in Europe; Jan. 1, 1901, to date, president and manager Berry Foundry & Manufacturing
Co. of St. Joseph, Mo.
Berry, L. W., Superintendent St. Louis Division Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd. Office Beardstown,
Entered railway service 1878, since which he has been consecutively to 1880, operator and agent Chicago & Alton
Rd; 1880 to spring of 1881, operator Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd; 1881 to July 1899, dispatcher, and 1899
to date, superintendent St. Louis division same road.
Berry, William Franklin, Second Vice-President Boston & Maine Rd. Office Boston, Mass.
Born Feb. 2, 1844, at Biddeford, Me. Entered railway service March 1, 1864, since which he has been consecutively
to May 1866, station, freight and ticket clerk Eastern Rd; May 1866 to April 1871, station agent; April 1871 to
June 1874, assistant general freight agent; June 1874 to Jan. 1885, general freight agent same road; STan. 1, 1885,
to March 1, 1889, assistant general freight agent Boston & Maine Rd, the Eastern Rd having bccome a part of
the Boston & Maine System; March 1, 1889, to May 17, 1892, general freight and passenger agent Boston &
Maine System, including all leased lines and branches; also general freight agent St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain
Rd, chairman executive committee of the Canadian Pacific Despatch line; and Feb. 1, 1892, to date, also chairman
of the executive committee of the Rome Watertown & Ogdensburg Fast Freight Line; May 17, 1892, to Dec. 1, 1895,
general traffic manager Boston & Maine Rd; Dec 1, 1895, to date, second vice-president same road, with authority
over the traffic departments.
Besler, J. D., Ex-General Superintendent Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Address Chicago, Ill.
Entered service of the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd 1856 as trackman, since which he has been consecutively
to 1885, foreman, roadmaster and superintendent same road at Galesburg, Ill.; 1885 to Aug. 1, 1902, general superintendent
same road at Chicago; Aug. 1, 1902, to date, on staff of second vice president same road.
Besler, William G., Vice-President and General Manager Central Rd of New Jersey. Office New York, N.
Born March 30, 1864, at Galesburg, Ill. Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, class of 1888.
Entered railway service 1880 as trainmaster's clerk Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd, since which he has been
consecutively to 1884, clerk, yardmaster and chief train dispatcher; 1888 to 1899, trainmaster and division superintendent
same road; 1899 to 1900, division superintendent Philadelphia & Reading Ry; 1900 to 1902, general superintendent
same road; 1902 to 1903, general manager Central Rd of New Jersey; 1903 to date, vice president and general manager
Bethard, A. D., Ex-Superintendent Transportation Missouri Kansas & Texas Ry.
Born Oct. 24, 1855, at Bushnell, Ill. Entered railway service 1871, since which he has been consecutively telegraph
operator Rockford Rock Island & St. Louis Rd; train dispatcher same road at Rock Island, Ill., until 1876;
1876 to 1881. operator, dispatchcr and trainmaster St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Ry; 1881 to Dec. 1888,
successively trainmaster and superintendent of telegraph and superintendent transportation Richmond & Allegheny
Rd; Dec. 1888 to May 8, 1901, successively trainmaster and division superintendent Missouri Kansas & Texas
Ry of Texas at Denison, Tex.; May 8 to June 1, 1901, superintendent car service same lines; June 1, 1901, to July
1904, superintendent car service entire Missouri Kansas & Texas System; July 1904 to Aug. 1, 1905, superintendent
transportation same system.
Bettis, Horace I., Auditor San Pedro Los Angeles & Salt Lake Rd. Office Los Angeles, Cal.
Born at Salem. Mass. Educated at Norwich University 1883. Entered railway service 1884 as rodman in engineer corps
Boston & Maine Rd, since which he has been consecutively on construction Bangor & Bar Harbor branch Maine
Central Rd; assistant engineer Public Works, waterworks, etc., of Gloucester and Lynn, Mass.; auditor for Thompson-Houston
Electric Co.; assistant secretary and treasurer and general manager Atlanta Consolidated Street Ry at Atlanta,
Ga.; auditor New Jersey Electric Rd, and to Feb. 1898, auditor disbursements Southern Ry at Washington, D. C.;
Aug. 1901 to July 1903, assistant general auditor Union Pacific Rd; July 1903 to date, auditor San Pedro Los Angeles
& Salt Lake Rd.
Betts, Edward Emerson, Car Service Agent Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born Oct. 11, 1866. Entered railway service 1888 with the Chicago & Northwestern Ry, since which he has been
consecutively 1878 to 1880, office boy; 1880 to 1884, clerk; 1884 to 1894, stenographer; 1894 to 1898, chief clerk
to general superintendent; 1898 to June 2, 1902, car service agent same road; June 2 to Aug. 1902, superintendent
car service Southern Ry; Oct. 1902 to Feb. 1, 1903, car service agent Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry; June
1905 to date, car service agent Chicago & Northwestern Ry.
Bevill, Walter B., General Passenger Agent Norfolk & Western Ry. Office Roanoke, Va.
Born Feb. 21, 1856, at Richmond, Va. Entered railway service May 31, 1873, as clerk in general freight agent's
office Richmond & Danville Rd, since, which he has been consecutively Nov. 1875 to Sept 15, 1880, in general
passenger agent's office same road; Sept. 15, 1880, to Oct. 1, 1882, chief clerk to general passenger agent Associated
Railways of Virginia and the Carolinas (Piedmont Air Line, Atlantic Coast Line, etc.); Oct. 1882 to March 1886,
chief clerk to general passenger agent Virginia Tennessee & Georgia Air Line (Norfolk & Western, Shenandoah
Valley and East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Rds); March 1886 to date, general passenger agent Norfolk &
Western Rd and its successor, the Norfolk & Western Ry.
Bevington, C. H., Ex-Superintendent Colorado & Southeastern Ry.
Born Dec. 18, 1861. Entered railway service 1876 as telegraph operator Chicago & Alton Rd. since which he has
occupied various positions as operator, agent, train dispatcher, conductor, fireman, engineer, trainmaster, and
to May 1902, master of transportation Grand Trunk Ry; May to Oct. 1902, superintendent Rutland Rd; Oct. 1902 to
Aug. 20, 1903, superintendent Pittsburg Shawmut & Northern Ry; Aug. 20, 1903, to April 1, 1905, assistant superintendent
Colorado & Southern Ry at Trinidad, Colo.; April 1, 1905, to Oct. 23, 1905, superintendent Colorado & Southeastern
Ry at Hastings, Colo.
Beye, John Charles, Resident Engineer Kansas and Colorado Divisions Union Pacific Rd. Office Kansas City,
Born Aug. 12, 1859, at Shaumburg, Ill. Graduated from Cornell University 1883. Entered railway service Aug. 1883
as rodman Burlington & Missouri River Rd in Nebraska, since which he has been consecutively to May 1892, division
engineer, resident engineer and locating engineer same road; May 1892 to Feb. 1893, assistant engineer Chicago
& Northwestern Ry; April 1893 to Jan. 1896, engineer for Davie Clay Ballast Co.; Jan. 1896 to June 1898, with
engineer corps United States War Department; July 1898 to Aug. 1899, locating engineer Union Pacific Rd; Aug. 1893
to April 1901, division engineer same road; April 1901 to June 1902, assistant engineer Oregon Short Line; June
1902 to May 1903, assistant engineer Union Pacific Rd; May 1903 to June 1904, division engineer same road; June
1904 to date, resident engineer same road at Kansas City, Mo.
Beyers, Henry W., General Agent Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born March 26, 1869, at Toledo, O. Entered railway service 1883 as clerk in office of commercial agent Chicago
& Northwestern Ry at Chicago, since which he has been consecutively 1892 to 1897, general agent at Cleveland,
O.; 1897 to 1900, general agent Philadelphia, Pa.; 1900 to date, general agent at Chicago; entire service with
the Chicago & Northwestern Ry.
Beymer, Walter D., Auditor Central of Georgia Ry and Ocean Steamship Co. Office Savannah, Ga.
Born April 10, 1866, at Clyde, O. Educated in the high. schools of Creston, Ia., and Ann Arbor, Mich. Entered raIlway
service 1886, since which he has been consecutively to Sept. 15, 1887, freight, bill and record clerk Baltimore
& Ohio Rd; Sept. 15 to March 31, 1897, assistant chief clerk freight accounting department Atchison Topeka
& Santa Fe Rd at Topeka, Kan.; March 31, 1897, to Dec. 31, 1899, chief clerk accounting department Central
of Georgia Ry and Ocean Steamship Co. at Savannah, Ga.; Dec. 31, 1899, to June 30, 1902, freight and passenger
accountant; June 30, 1903, to date, auditor same lines.
The Biographical Directory of
the Railway Officials of America
Edition of 1906
Edited and compiled by T. Addison Busbey
Associate Editor The Railway Age.