Bibb, John M., Superintendent Bridges and Buildings, Louisville & Nashville Rd. Office Birmingham, Ala.
Born Dec. 11, 1850, in Jefferson. County. Alabama. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1872
as bridge carpenter Louisville & Nashville Rd, since which he has been consecutively May 1882 to May 1886,
bridge foreman; May 1886 to date, superintendent bridges and buildings same road.
Bickel, Augustus M., Road Foreman of Engines Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Office Elkhart, Ind.
Born at Ellchart, Ind. Educated in the public schools at Elkhart. Entered railway service 1869 as section hand
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry, since which he has been consecutively to Dec. 1871, in freight house at
Elkhart, switchman and freight brakeman; Dec. 1871 to Sept. 11, 1873, locomotive fireman; Sept. 11, 1873, to 1879,
locomotive engineer in freight service; 1879 to May 24, 1894, locomotive engineer in passenger service; May 24,
1894, to date, successively traveling engineer and road foreman of engines at Elkhart, Ind.; entire service with
the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry.
Bicknell, Melville O., Superintendent and General Freight and Passenger Agent Maricopa & Phcenix
& Salt River Valley Rd. Office Phcenix, Ariz.
Born March 22, 1369. Graduated from high school at Vincennes, Ind., June 1887. Entered railway service 1887 as
clerk in local freight office Evansville & Terre Haute Rd at Vincennes, Ind., since which he has been consecutively
Jan. 1, 1889, to Jan. 1891, agent at Patska, Ind.; Jan. to Oct. 1891, assistant dispatcher same road at Evansville,
Ind.; Dec. 15, 1891, to Nov. 1892. operator Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd at Deming, N. M.; Nov. 1892 to Sept.
1. 1895, ticket clerk Southcrn Pacific Co. same place; Sept. 1, 1895, to Jan. 1, 1898, traveling freight and passenger
agent at El Paso, Tex.; Jan. 1, 1898, to date, general agent same company and general freight and passenger agent
Maricopa & Phoenix & Salt River Valley Rd at Phcenix, Ariz; Dec. 6, 1902, to date, also superintendent
Biddle, William Baxter, Third Vice President Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born Nov. 12. 1856, at Beloit, Rock County; Wis. Educated at Beloit. Entered railway service 1878 as freight brakeman
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd, since which he has been consecutively to 1882, station agent same road; 1882
to 1886, chief clerk general freight office Atlantic & Pacific Rd; 1886 to 1887, assistant general freight
agent, and 1887 to 1888, division freight and passenger agent same road; 1888 to 1890, assistant general freight
agent Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe RU; 1890 to Nov. 1, 1894, assistant freight traffic manager, and Nov. 1, 1894,
to March 1, 1905. freight traffic manager same road; March 1, 1905, to date, third vice-president Chicago Rock
Island & Pacific Ry.
Bidwell, George F., Manager Nebraska & Wyoming Division Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Office Omaha,
Born June 27, 1847, at Danville, N. Y. Engaged in railroad construction service from 1869 to 1878 as day laborer,
clerk. paymaster and civil engineer; entered service of Chicago & Northwestern Ry 1879 as clerk in superintendent's
office Winona & St. Peter division, since which he has been consecutively 1880 to 1884. trainmaster same division:
1824 to July 1887, assistant superintendent same division; July to Nov. 1887, superintendent Northern Iowa division
same road; Nov. 1887 to Dec. 1889, superintendent Madison division same road; Dee. 1889 to Sept. 1, 1893, general
superintendent Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western Ry; Sept. 1, 1893. to July 6, 1896, superintendent Ashland division
Chicago & Northwestern Ry: July 6, 1896, to Feb. 17, 1903, general manager Fremont Elkhorn & Missouri Valley
and Sioux City & Pacific Rds; Feb. 17, 1903, to date, manager Nebraska & Wyoming division Chicago &
Northwestern Ry at Omaha, Neb., the Fremont Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Ry having become the Nebraska & Wyoming
Bidwell, Lawson Bennett, Ex-Assistant Engineer Eastern District New York New Haven & Hartford Rd.
Address Boston, Mass.
Born March 30, 1833. Entered railway service 1853 as rodman Hartford Providence & Fishkill Rd. since which
he has been consecutively 1854 to 1857, assistant engineer and roadmaster same road; 1863, transitman and engineer
in charge of preliminary surveys and construction Eastern division Union Pacific Ry; May 1864 to Oct. 1878, engineer
and roadmaster Hartford Providence & Fishkill Rd; Oct. 1878 to May 1879, assistant engineer New York &
New England Rd; May 1879 to July 1, 1898, chief engineer same road and its successor, the New England Rd; July
1, 1898, to June 1, 1905, assistant engineer in charge Eastern district New York New Haven & Hartford Rd.
Bidwell, O. B., Jr. Freight Claim Agent Seaboard Air Line. Office Portsmouth, Va.
Born Aug. 3, 1870. Educated at Beloit College at Beloit. Wis. Entered railway service 1895 as clerk mechanical
department Seaboard Air Line, since which he has been consecutively Nov. 1, 1895. to May 1, 1896, chief clerk to
vice-president and general manager; May 1 to Nov. 30, 1896, traveling inspector mechanical department; Dec. 1,
1896, to date, freight claim agent same road.
Bierck, Albert B., Auditor Long Island Rd. Office New York, N. Y.
Born Oct. 9, 1867. Educated in the common schools of New York, N. Y. Entered railway service 1885 as freight clerk
Pennsylvania Rd at New York, since which he has been consecutively in charge lighterage Baltimore & Ohio Rd
same place; traveling agent Northern Pacific Rd; and is at present auditor Long Island, Prospect Park & Coney
Island, Glen Cove, Jamaica & South Shore and Huntington Rds; Nassau County, New York Brooklyn & Manhattan
Beach and Ocean Electric Rys; Northport Traction Co, Montauk Water Co. and Montauk Steamboat Co., Limited.
Bigelow, Seymour Jerome, Commercial Agent Michigan Central Rd. Office Duluth, Minn.
Born Jan. 30, 1862, at Minneapolis, Minn. Entered railway service Oct. 1890 as clerk in audit office Minneapolis
St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Ry, since which he has been consecutively Jan. 15, 1892, to Feb. 1, 1898. contracting
agent Empire Fast Freight Line at Minneapolis, Minn.; Feb. 1, 1898, to date. commercial agent Michigan Central
Rd at Duluth, Minn.
Bigoney, D. W., Treasurer Erie Rd. Office New York, N. Y.
Entered railway service 1872 with Atlantic & Great Western Rd and until 1896 held various positions in auditing
department; 1896 to April 1, 1903, auditor disbursements Erie Rd; April 1 to July 15, 1903, assistant auditor,
and July 15 to Aug. 1, 1903, assistant general auditor same road; Aug. 1, 1903, to date, treasurer same road, the
Chicago & Erie, New York Susquehanna & Western and New Jersey & New York Rds; Oct. 1905 to date, also
assistant treasurer Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton Ry and Pere Marquette Rd.
Bihler, Charles S., Consulting Engineer. Address Tacoma, Wash.
Born Aug. 29, 1859, at Munich, Germany, Educated at Polytechnic high school at Munich. Entered railway service
1882, since which he has been consecutively to 1883, leveler Northern Pacific Rd; 1883 to 1885, chief draftsman
same road; 1886, assistant engineer in charge of construction car shops same road at Como, Minn.; 1886 to 1890,
chief draftsman; 1890 to 1891, assistant engineer in charge of construction car and machine shops at Edison, Wash.;
1891 to Dec. 1, 1901, division engineer; entire service on the Northern Pacific Rd and its successor, the Northern
Pacific Ry; Dec. 1, 1901, to date, consulting engineer with office at Tacoma, Wash.
Biles, George P., General Freight Agent Cincinnati New Orleans & Texas Pacific Ry. Office Cincinnati,
Born July 18. 1857, in Dorset County, England. Entered railway service 1872 in England as ticket agent London Brighton
& South Coast Ry; came to the United States in the latter part of 1883, since which he has been consecutively
to Jan. 1, 1884, rate clerk in general freight department Alabama Great Southern Ry at Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jan.
1, 1884, to 1886, rate clerk general freight department Queen & Crescent System at Cincinnati, O.; 1886 to
1888. chief rate clerk same system; 1888 to Oct. 15, 1895, assistant general freight agent same system; Oct 15,
1895, to date, general freight agent Cincinnati New Orleans & Texas Pacific Ry, which was separated from the
other lines comprising the Queen & Crescent System.
Bill, Fred Adelbert, General Passenger and Freight Agent Minneapolis & Rainy River Ry. Office Minneapolis,
Born Aug. 12, 1850, at Hartsgrove, O. Educated in the common schools. Entered transportation service 1868 on Mississippi
River steamers and in 1S73 went with the Diamond Jo Line steamers as clerk, since which he has been consecutively
1880 to 1883, chief clerk general office; 1883 to 1893, successively assistant general freight agent, general passenger
agent and general freight agent same company; 1893 to 1902, auditor, local treasurer and general passenger and
freight agent Hot Springs Rd at Hot Springs, Ark., the latter road having been absorbed by the Choctaw Oklahoma
& Gulf Rd; 1903 to 1904, with the Itasca Rd; 1904 to date, treasurer, purchasing agent and general passenger
and freight agent Minneapolis & Rainy River Ry.
Billingham, Joseph. Address London England.
From 1865 to 1870 was apprentice Great Northern Ry of England; 1870 to 1872, machinist Belfast shop B. & N.
C. Ry of Ireland; 1872 to 1873, machinist in shops Wisconsin division Chicago & Northwestern Ry at Chicago,
Ill.; 1873 to 1875, fireman Mountain division Pennsylvania Rd; 1875 to 1882, machinist, engineer and traveling
engineer Michigan Central Rd; 1882 to 1890, engineer and traveling engineer Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry;
Dec. 1890 to April 1891, road foreman of engines Gulf Colorado & Santa Pe Ry; April to Nov. 1891, division
master mechanic same road at Temple, Tex.; Nov. 1891 to Jan. 1894, master mechanic same road at Galveston, Tex.;
Jan. 1894 to Nov. 1897, master mechanic Baltimore & Ohio Rd at Garrett, Ind.; Nov. 1897 to Feb. 1, 1900, master
mechanic at Pittsburg, Pa., and Feb. 1, 1900, to Feb. 1903, master mechanic same road at Cumberland, Md.; Feb.
1903 to Jan. 1904, master mechanic same road at Parkersburg, W. Va.; Jan. 1004 to date, with the Galena Signal
Oil Co. as manager of mechanical experts in the United Kingdom at London, Fng.
Billings, A. E., Division Freight Agent Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Office Toledo, O.
Born Oct. 11, 1844, at Tompkinsville, Staten Island, N. 7. Entered railway service Sept. 1, 1863, as freight clerk
Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Rd at Goshen, Ind., since which he has been consecutively Oct. 29, 1867,
to June 1, 1869, agent same road same place; June 1, 1869, to Oct. 11, 1881, agent Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
Ry at Jackson, Mich.; Oct. 11, 1881, to June 1, 1889, general agent freight department, and June 1, 1889, to date,
division freight agent same road at Toledo, 0.
Billingsley, Nathan B., PresIdent Pittsburg Lisbon & Western Ry. Office Lisbon, O.
Born Oct. 9, 1850, in Columbiana County Ohio. Educated at Mt. Union College in Ohio. Entered railway service in
1890 as president and general counsel Pittsburg Marion & Chicago Ry, which position he held until March 1,
1893, when he was chosen secretary same road; was later general counsel Pittsburg Lisbon & Western Ry (successor
to the Pittsburg Marion & Chicago Ry); is now president same road.
Birchett, Frederick W., Assistant General Freight Agent Mobile & Ohio Rd. Offices St. Louis, Mo.,
and Chicago, Ill.
Born at Clinton, Ala. Entered railway service 1870 as operator Mobile & Ohio Rd at Meridian, Miss.. since which
he has been consecutively 1870 to 1880, agent same road at Muldoon, Artesia, Aberdeen, Okolona and Meridian, Miss.;
1880 to 1881, chief dispatcher at Mobile, Ala.; 1881 to 1882, agent at Shubuta, Miss.; 1883 to 1887, agent at Cairo,
Ill.; 1887 to 1891, agent at East St. Louis, Ill.; all on the Mobile & Ohio Rd; 1891 to 1892, general agent
Newport News & Mississippi Valley Co. at Memphis, Tenn.; 1892 to Oct. 1, 1899, general agent Mobile & Ohio
Rd at St. Louis, Mo.; Oct. 1, 1899, to date, assistant general freight agent same road.
Bird, A. C., Vice President in Charge of Traffic Gould Lines. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born March 4, 1843, at Pittsfield, Ill. Entered railway service Dec. 1865, since which he has been consecutively
to April 8, 1872, on St Louis Alton & Terre Haute Rd; 15 months truckman and station baggageman at Pana, LI.;
2 1/2 years bill clerk and cashier same station; 19 months claim clerk general freight office; April 8, 1872, to
July 1874, chief clerk in general freight office St. Louis Kansas City & Northern Rd; July 1874 to Nov. 1879,
general freight agent same road; Nov. 1879 to Jan. 1, 1880. general freight agent Wabash St. Louis & Pacific
Ry; Jan. 1, 1880, to Dec. 31, 1882, superintendent freight traffic same road; Jan. 1, 1883, to Feb. 18, 1889, general
freight agent Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry; Feb. 18, 1889, to Dec. 14, 1895, freight traffic manager same
road; Dec. 14, 1895, to Dec. 30, 1899, general traffic manager; Dec. 30, 1899, to March 20, 1903, third vice president
same road; March 20, 1903. to date, vice president in charge of traffic Gould LInes, comprising the Wabash, Missouri
Pacific, Denver & Rio Grande, Texas & Pacific, International & Great Northern and Wheeling & Lake
Bird, Curtis D., Auditor Freight Accounts Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born Jan. 26, 1850, at Wapello, Louisa County, Ia. Educated at the Burlington University at Burlington, Ia. Entered
railway service 1872 as bookkeeper in auditor's office Burlington & Missouri River Rd, since which he has been
consecutively Aug. 1, 1883, to March 1, 1886, traveling auditor Chicago Burlington & Quiney Rd; March 1, 1886,
to Dec. 1, 1887, assistant freight auditor; Dee. 1, 1887, to date, auditor freight accounts same road and Chicago
Burlington & Quincy Ry.
Birse, John, Division Master Mechanic Chicago Great Western Ry. Office St. Paul, Minn.
Born March 23, 1863, at Montreal, Que. Entered railway service as machinist apprentice Grand Trunk Ry, since which
he has been consecutively to 1892, machinist Northwestern Ry of Canada and various subordinate positions on different
roads; 1892 to 1894, trainmaster Chicago Great Western Ry; 1894 to 1898, supervisor same road; 1898 to 1900, trainmaster;
1900 to May 1902, master mechanic at Des Moines, Ia.; May 1902 to date, division master mechanic same road at St.
Bisbee, Fred Milton, Engineer Western Grand Division Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Office La Junta,
Born Sept. 27, 1855, at Brunswick, Me. Educated at University of Maine, 1876. Entered railway service 1878 as rodman
Atchison Topeka & Sauta Fe Rd, since which he has been consecutively transitman same road; superintendent of
construction Mexican Central Rd; superintendent tracklaying Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd; superintendent track,
bridges and buildings Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Ry; to Oct. 15, 1900, superintendent track, bridges and buildings
St. Louis & San Francisco Rd; March 1901 to July 1902, general manager and chief engineer Tennessee Central
Ry; Aug. 1902 to July 1903, general manager Los Angeles Land & Water Co.; July 1903 to 1904, engineer for B.
Lantry & Sons, railroad contractors, at Ft. Madison, Ia.; July 1904 to date, engineer Western Grand division
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd.
Biscoe, Howard Morton, General Freight Agent Boston & Albany Rd. Office Boston. Mass.
Born July 3, 1869, at Westboro, Mass. Graduated from Yale University 1892. Entered railway service 1892, since
which he has been consecutively to Jan. 1893, clerk in ticket auditor's office Boston & Albany Rd; Jan. 1893
to March 1896, clerk in general freight offices same road and Central Vermont Ry; March 1896 to March 1898, clerk
general traffic manager's office Boston & Albany Rd; April 1, 1898, to May 1, 1905, foreign freight agent same
road and New York Central & Hudson River Rd at Boston, Mass.; May 1, 1905, to date, general freight agent Boston
& Albany Rd.
Bishop, George C., Master Mechanic Pittsburg Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Office Logänsport,
Born July 11, 1871. at Germantown, Pa. Educated in the public and at private schools. Entered railway service 1889,
since which he has been consecutively to July, 1894, machinist apprentice Pennsylvania Rd at West Philadelphia
shops and at Altoona, Pa.; Aug. 1894 to Jan. 1, 1895, assistant roundhouse foreman same road at Alto ona, Pa.;
Jan. 1 to April 1, 1895, assistant roundhouse foreman at Harrisburg, Pa.; April 1, 1895, to June 15, 1896, assistant
road foreman of engines New York division at Jersey City, N. J.; June 15, 1896, to Dec. 1, 1898, assistant road
foreman of engines Amboy division at Camden, N. J.; Dec. 1, 1898, to April 1, 1899, assistant master mechanic Meadows
shops at Jersey City,
N. J.; April 1, 1899, to April 15, 1900, assistant master mechanic Altoona shops, all on the Pennsylvania 3d; April
15, 1900, to Feb. 1, 1902, assistant engineer motive power Pennsylvania Co. at Fort Wayne, Ind.; Feb. 1, 1902,
to Aug. 1, 1903, master mechanic same company at Wellsville, O.; Aug. 1, 1903, to date, master mechanic Pittsburg
Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry at Logansport, Ind.
Bishop, George J., Master Bridges and Buildings Grand Trunk Ry. Office Durand, Mich.
Born Dec. 4, 1851, at White Haven, Pa. Entered railway service Nov. 1869 as bridge carpenter Lehigh Valley Rd,
and held that position until July 1871; Aug. 1877 to April 1879, bridge carpenter and extra bridge foreman Hannibal
& St. Joseph 3d; May 1879 to Jan. 1880, bridge carpenter Denver & Rio Grande 3d; Jan. to July 1880, bridge
foreman same road; July 1880 to April 1881, superintendent bridges and buildings same road; April to Aug. 1881,
master builder Texas-Mexican Ry.; Aug. 1881 to Jan. 1883, bridge foreman Denver & Rio Grande Ry; Jan. 1883
to July 1883, division foreman bridges and buildings Northern Pacific Rd in Montana; July 1883 to July 1884, division
foreman bridges and buildings Union Pacific Ry; July 1884 to May 1887, general foreman bridges and buildings same
road from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Columbus and branches; May 1887 to May 1889, general foreman bridges and buildings
Chicago Kansas & Nebraska Ry; May 1889 to Oct. 1902, successively general foreman and superintendent bridges
and buildings Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry, Eastern and Western divisions, lines west of Missouri River;
Oct. 1902 to April 1903 general foreman bridges and buildings and water service same lines at Topeka, Kan.; April
1903 to date, master bridges and buildings Grand Trunk Ry at Battle Creek, Mich., and at Durand, Mich.
Bishop, Henry Alfred. Address Bridgeport, Conn.
Born 1860 at Bridgeport, Conn. Graduated from Yale University. Entered railway service Sept. 21, 1881, since which
he has been consecutively to Feb. 1, 1886, general ticket agent Naugatuck 3d; Feb. 21, 1883, to Feb. 1, 1886, also
purchasing agent; Nov. 1, 1885, to Feb. 1, 1886, also assistant superintendent same road; Feb. 1886, appointed
superintendent Housatonic Rd, and after lease of Danbury Rd to Housatonic Rd appointed general superintendent last
named road and leased lines, which office he held until April 1, 1887; April 1, 1887, to March 1, 1902, purchasing
agent New York New Haven & Hartford Rd; resigned last named position to become connectcd with the syndicate
which acquired control of the West Virginia Central & Pittshurg and Western Maryland Rds, and was at first
acting vice president and afterward vice president of both roads until Dec. 1, 1903; at the present time is not
engaged in active railway service.
Bissell, William A., Assistant Traffic Manager Atchison Top elca & Santa Fe Ry System. Office San
Born Jan. 8, 1848, at Lyons, N. Y. Entered railway service Nov. 1864 as messenger boy stores department Michigan
Central Rd at Detroit, Mich., since which he has been consecutively May 1865 to April 1868, clerk in auditor's
office same road; May 1868 to March 1870, clerk Central Pacific Rd at Sacramento, Cal.; March 1870 to Sept. 1873,
freight auditor Southern Pacific Co. at San Francisco, Cal.; May 1874 to Nov. 1, 1883, chief clerk same company;
Nov. 1883 to Dec. 1884, Pacific coast freight agent Missouri Pacific and Texas & Pacific Rys; Dec. 1884 to
Dec. 1885, Pacific coast freight agent Atlantic & Pacific Rd and Atlantic & Pacific Fast Freight Line;
Jan. 1, 1886, to Sept. 1, 1888, manager Atlantic & Pacific Fast Freight Line and general agent Atlantic &
Pacific and Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rds; Sept. 1, 1888, to Jan. 1, 1895, general freight and passenger agent
Atlantic & Pacific Rd and manager Atlantic & Pacific Fast Freight Line; Jan. 1, 1895, to Feb. 1, 1899,
assistant traffic manager Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry System and general freight agent Atchison Topeka &
Santa Fe Ry, Feb. 1, 1899, to date. assistant traffic manager Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry System.
Bissell, William George, Claim Agent Great Northern Ry. Office St. Paul, Minn.
Born Feb. 17, 1867, at Plymouth, England. Educated at Greenwich Royal Hospital School, London, England, 1880. Entered
the service of the Minneapolis Street Railway Co. 1892 as special agent, since which he has been consecutively
to April 11, 1904, special agent and assistant claim agent and adjustor Minneapolis Street Ry and Twin City Rapid
Transit Co. of Minneapolis, Minn.; April 11 to Aug. 31, 1904, assistant claim agent Great Northern Ry; Sept. 1,
1904, to date, claim agent same road.
Bissonnet, George Emanuel, A.uditor Passenger Accounts Southern Pacific Co. Office San Francisco, Cal.
Born Nov. 5, 1869, at Houston, Harris County, Tex. Educated in public and private schools. Entered railway service
Aug. 1, 1889, as transfer clerk Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Ry at Houston, Tex., Since which he has been consecutively
to April 1893, various clerical positions same office; May and June 1893, out of service; July 1893 to Jan. 1894,
clerk local freight office Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Ry at Houston; Feb. to Sept. 1894, out of service; Oct.
1894 to April 1895, clerk local freight office Houston East & West Texas Ry at Houston; May 1895 to June 1899,
traveling auditor same road in charge of station accounts; July 1899 to July 1903, chief clerk ticket accounts
Galveston Harrisburg & San Antonio Ry, Texas & New Orleans Rd and Galveston Houston & Northern Ry at
Houston; Aug. 1903 to Oct 1905, auditor passenger accounts same roads; Nov. 1905 to date, auditor passenger accounts
Southern Pacific Co. at San Francisco, Cal.
Blabon, Joseph W., Freight Traffic Manager Chicago & Alton Ry. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born April 27, 1858, at Farmington, Me. Entered railway service May 1, 1891, since which he has been consecutively
to Feb. 21, 1899, purchasing agent Great Northern Ry; Feb. 21, 1899, to Jan. 1, 1902, western traffic manager at
Seattle, Wash.; Jan. 1, 1902, to Jan. 1, 1905, fourth vice president same road; Jan. 1, 1905, to date, freight
traffic manager Chicago & Alton Ry.
Black, George F., Division Superintendent Maine Central Rd. Office Portland, Me.
Born Nov. 4, 1861, at Palermo, Me. Graduated from University of Maine. Entered railway service 1886, since which
he has been consecutively to May 1894, assistant engineer Maine Central Bd; May 1894 to April 20, 1896, division
superintendent same road at Lancaster, N. H.; April 20, 1896, to Nov. 1897, assistant engineer maintenance of way
same road lines north, of Portland, Me.; Nov. 1897 to date, superintendent Mountain division same road.
Black, William J., Passenger Traffic Manager Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born Oct 3, 1864, at St. Louis, Mo. Entered railway service 1879, since which he has been consecutively to Aug.
1884, office boy, etc., Vandalia Line; Aug. 1884 to March 1886, rate clerk passenger department Missouri Pacific
Ry; March 1886 to April 1887, chief rate clerk passenger department Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd; April 1887
to Jan. 1, 1892, chief clerk passenger department; Jan. 1, 1892, to Feb. 1, 1897, assistant general passenger agent;
Feb. 1, 1897, to Oct 10, 1905, general passenger agent same road and its successor, the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe Ry, at Topeka, Kan.; Oct. 10, 1905, to date, passenger traffic manager same road.
Blackman, Charles Henry, Assistant Engineer Louisville & Nashville Rd. Office Pensacola, Fla.
Born Sept. 6, 1881, at Nashville, Tenn. Studied civil engineering at Vanderbilt University 1898-1900. Entered railway
service 1899, since which he has been consecutively to Sept 1899, rodman and draughtsman on preliminary surveys
Tennessee Central Rd; Sept. 1899 to June 1900, in college; July to Nov. 1900, rodman on location and construction
Tennessee Central Bd; May 1901 to June 1902, assistant to assistant engineer Louisville division Louisville &
Nashville Rd; June 1902 to June 1904, instrumentman on maintenance of way and construction Birmingham division
same road; June to Oct. 1904, transitman chief engineer's office same road at Louisville, Ky.; Oct 1904 to date,
assistant engineer same road at Pensacola, Fla.
Blackman, Claron Sidney, General Eastern Passenger Agent Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis
Ry. Office Buffalo, N. Y.
Born July 21, 1859, at Johnstown, Wis. Educated in the common schools of Leavenworth, Kan. Entered railway service
Feb. 1, 1879, since which he has been consecutively to July 1, 1885, traveling passenger agent Union Pacific Ry
at Buffalo, N. Y.; July 1, 1835, to Jan. 1, 1889, traveling passenger agent same road, at Indianapolis, Ind.; March
15, 1889, to April 1, 1892, traveling passenger agent Cincinnati Wabash & Michigan Ry same place; April 1 to
Oct. 1, 1892, traveling passenger agent Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry at Elkbart, Ind.; Oct.
1, 1892, to Sept. 1, 1895, traveling passenger agent same road at Anderson, Ind.; Sept. 1, 1895, to date, general
eastern passenger agent same road at Buffalo, N. Y.
Blackwell, Fred Alfred, Vice President and General Manager Spokane & Inland Ry. Office Spokane, Wash.
Born Dec. 23, 1852. Educated in the common schools of Fairfield, Me., and at Bloomfield Academy at Bloomfield,
Me. Entered railway service 1872, since which he has been consecutively to Aug. 1881, freight and ticket clerk
Pennsylvania Bd; 1881 to 1890, engaged in lumber contracting; 1890 to 1903, general manager North Bend & Kettle
Creek Rd; in 1903 removed to Spokane, Wash., and built the Coeur D'Alene & Spokane Ry, of which he is president;
1905 to date, also vice president and general manager Spokane & Inland Ry, under construction from Spokane
Blaiklcok, M. S., Superintendent Eastern Division Grand Trunk Ry. Office Montreal, Que.
Born 1859. Educated in private schools. Entered railway service 1880, since which he has been consecutively to
1889, assistant engineer Grand Trunk Ry; 1889 to 1891, assistant engineer St Clair Tunnel; 1892 to 1896, inspector;
1896 to March 18, 1902, resident engineer Eastern division at Montreal, Que.; March 18, 1902, to date. superintendent
same division; entire service with the Grand Trunk 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.