Brown, Alvah N.; General Freight Agent El Paso & Southwestern System. Office El Paso, Tex.
Born Dec. 2, 1864, in Illinois. Entered railway service 1885, since which he has been consecutively to Oct. 1887,
station agent and operator Vandalia Line; Oct. 1887 to Jan. 1897, in station service of the Atchison Topeka &
Santa Fe Rd; 1897 to Jan. 1899, traffic manager for receivers St. Louis Kansas & Southwestern Rd; Jan. 1899
to Sept. 15, 1901, traffic manager and superintendent Kansas Southwestern Rd, successor to the St. Louis Kansas
& Southwestern Rd, at Arkansas City, Ark.; Sept. 15, 1901, to May 26, 1905, general freight and passenger agent
El. Paso-Northeastern System; May 26, 1905, to date, general freight agent El Paso & Southwestern System.
Brown, Baxter L., Civil Engineer. Address St. Louis, Mo.
Born June 20, 1864, at Rochester, N. Y. Educated in the public schools of Brooklyn, N. Y. Entered railway service
1882, since which he has been consecutively to 1884, with the proposed Continental Ry as axman, chainman and rodman:
1884 to 1885, rodman Ohio River Rd; 1885 to 1886, rodman Annapolis & Baltimore Short Line; 1886 to 1887, resident
engineer Missouri Pacific Ry; 1887 to 1890 successively resident engineer, locating engineer and division engineer
Kansas City Wyandotte & Northwestern Rd; 1890 to 1892, surveying in Kentucky and Tennessee; 1892 to 1893, locating
engineer and resident engineer Sandusky & Columbus Short Line; 1893 to 1894, resident engineer Toledo &
Ohio Central Ry; 1894 to 1896, resident engineer Chicago Paducah & Memphis Rd; 1896 to 1897, resident engineer
Shelbyville Southern Rd; 1897 to 1900, locating engineer and principal assistant engineer St. Louis Peoria &
Northern Ry; 1900 to 1903, assistant engineer and assistant to chief engineer Missouri Pacific System; was later
chief engineer St. Louis Valley Ry during construction.
Brown, Charles A., Treasurer and Manager Railway, Hotel & Steamship Advertising Co. Office Boston,
Born May 17, 1840. Entered railway service Feb. 1860, since which he has been consecutively to 1861, clerk Canadian
Express Co. at Portland, Me.; 1861 to 1866, express messenger between Portland and Montreal; May 1869 to 1873,
drawingroom and sleeping car conductor; 1873 to 1875, passenger conductor, and 1875 to May, 1879, traveling passenger
agent Vermont Central Rd; May 1, 1879, to Jan. 1880, New England traveling agent Wabash St. Louis & Pacific
Ry; Jan. 1, 1880, to Oct. 1, 1883, traveling passenger agent Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry; Oct. 1, 1883,
to Oct. 31, 1900, New England passenger agent same road; Nov. 1900 to date, treasurer and manager Railway Hotel
& Steamship Advertising Co. at Boston, Mass.
Brown, Charles Clark, General Passenger and Ticket Agent Bangor & Aroostook Rd. Office Bangor, Me.
Born Nov. 7, 1866, at Providence, R. I. Educated in the public schoods of Providence. Entered railway service June
27, 1882, since which he has been consecutively to Oct. 1, 1885, office boy and clerk passenger department Providence
& Worcester Rd; Oct. 1, 1885, to Jan. 9, 1886, clerk in treasurerís office same road; Jan. 11, 1886, to July
1, 1892, chief clerk passenger department New York Providence & Boston Rd; July 1, 1892, to Jan. 16, 1896,
chief clerk general eastern passenger agent New York New Haven & Hartford Rd at Providence, R. I.; Jan. 17,
1896, to July 1, 1898, chief clerk passenger department Old Colony Steamboat Co. at New York; July 1, 1898, to
Feb. 12, 1904, chief clerk passenger department Marine district New York New Haven & Hartford Rd;. Feb. 15,
1904, to date, general passenger and ticket agent Bangor & Aroostook Rd.
Brown, Charles L., Superintendent Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Office Estherville, Ia.
Born June 23, 1858, at New York, Ia. Entered railway service 1874 as brakeman Keokuk & Des Moines Ry. now a
part of the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry. since which he has been Consecutively to date, in the service
of the same system as follows: 1877 to 1879, yardmaster
at Pella, Ia.; 1879 to 1884, freight conductor; 1884 to Oct. 1899, passenger conductor; Oct. 1899 to July 15, 1904,
trainmaster Des Moines Valley division; July 15, 1904, to date, division superintendent at Estherville, Ia.
Brown, David, Assistant Superintendent Motive Power Delaware Lackawanna & Western Rd. Office Scranton,
Born. May 17, 1838, in Canada. Entered railway service 1851 as messenger boy Monmouthshire Ry & Canal Co. at
Newport, Monmouthshire, England, since which he has been consecutively to May 1854, stores department clerk and
keeper; 1854 to 1859, machinist apprentice; 1859 to 1861, machinist; 1861 to 1864, in charge of work at an out
station and extra engineer; 1864 to 1868, foreman at main shops; 1868 to July 1870, engineer on a steamship and
general foreman Isca Foundry Co.; Aug. 1870 to Jan. 1872, machinist Delaware Lackawanna & Western Rd at Scranton,
Pa.; Jan. 1872 to 1874, gang foreman same road; 1874 to 1876, in charge of shops at Hampton Junction; 1876 to 1878,
gang foreman at Scranton; 1878 to 1886, foreman of erecting shop; 1886 to 1890, general foreman; 1890 to 1901,
assistant master mechanic; 1891 to Dee. 1899, master mechanic same road; April 1900 to date, successively master
mechanic and assistant superintendent motive power same road.
Brown, David, Address Chicago, Ill.
Born Dec. 21, 1843, at Glasgow, Scotland. Entered railway service Jan. 1, 1855, in goods department Caledonia Ry.
serving in various positions to Feb. 28, 1866, since which he has been consecutively to 1872, chief clerk general
freight department Grand Trunk Ry at Montreal, Que.; 1872 to July 31, 1874, general freight and passenger agent
Illinois Midland Rd; Aug. 1, 1874, to March 1880, division freight agent Central Vermont Rd. line; March 1, 1880,
to Dec. 31, 1891, assistant general freight agent Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry; Jan. 1, 1892, to Nov. 30, 1900,
general freight agent Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry, Cincinnati Saginaw & Mackiñaw Rd. Michigan Air Line
and Detroit divisions Grand Trunk Ry; Dec. 1, 1900, to May 1903, first assistant general freight agent Grand Trunk
Ry, the Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry having been reorganized under the name of the Grand Trunk Western Ry, and
is now operated as a part of the Grand Trunk Ry; Aug. 1903 to May 1904, manager Milwaukee & Michigan Line and
Grand Trunk Despatch at Detroit, Mich.
Brown, David E., General Agent Canadian Pacific Ry for China, Japan and India. Headquarters Hong Kong,
Born March 20, 1855, at Owen Sound, Ont. Entered railway service May 1875 with Great Western Ry of Canada at Walkerton,
Ont., remaining four years in following positions: Successively freight checker, baggageman, operator, freight
and ticket clerk; May 1879 to May 1883, on Northern and Northwestern Rys of Canada, as follows: Station agent Alliston,
Barrie and Orillia; relieving agent, traveling auditor and cashier, and special traveling agent; May 1883 to Sept.
1886, with Canadian Pacific Ry as freight agent at Winnipeg, Man.; Sept. 1886 to May 1889, district freight and
passenger agent Pacific division same road; May 1889 to Jan. 1, 1893, assistant general passenger and freight agent
Western and Pacific divisions at Vancouver, B. C.; Jan. 1, 1893, to date, general agent same road at Hong Kong,
China, in charge of companyís trans-Pacific steamship lines and its traffic interests in the East.
Brown, E. C., Assistant to President Michigan Central Rd. Office Detroit, Mich.
Has held present position since Sept. 6, 1891; was prior to that date general superintendent same road.
Brown, Earl W., Assistant Trainmaster Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Office Collinwood, O.
Born April 7, 1871, at Waterloo, Ind. Educated in the public schools at Waterloo. Entered railway service 1887
as water boy Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry, since which he has been consecutively Sept. 1890 to March 1895,
freight brakeman; March 1895 to June 1901, lost car agent; June 1901 to Dec. 1902, clerk in superintendentís office;
Dec. 1902 to date, assistant trainmaster at Collinwood, O., entire service with the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
Brown, Edward L., Assistant General Superintendent Eastern District Great Northern Ry. Office St. Paul,
Born Jan. 3, 1864, in Iowa. Entered railway service 1875 as messenger boy Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry,
since when he has been consecutively 1877 to 1890, telegraph operator, station agent and train dispatcher same
road; from 1833 to 1888, was joint agent Chicago Rock Island & Pacific, Wabash and Iowa Central Rys; Aug. 1890
to April 1891, general agent St. Paul & Duluth Rd at West Superior, Wis.; April to Nov. 1891, commercial agent
same road at St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn.; Nov. to Dec. 1891, chief dispatcher and superintendent telegraph;
Dec. 1891 to March 1896, master of transportation; March 1896 to June 15, 1900, superintendent same road; June
15, 1900, to Feb. 1902, superintendent Lake Superior division Northern Pacific Ry at Duluth, Minn.; Feb. 1902 to
April 1903, general superintendent Montana Central Ry; April 1903 to date, assistant general superintendent Eastern
district Great Northern Ry.
Brown, Edward Nonphlet, President National Railroad of Mexico, Mexican International Rd and Texas-Mexican
Ry. Office City of Mexico, Mexico.
Born March 23, 1862, in Barbour County, Ala. Educated at Auburn, Ala. Entered railway service 1878 as rodman and
chainman on preliminary surveys and location Northeastern Rd of Georgia, since which he has been consecutively
summer of iS Si, engineer on construction Richmond & Danville Rd; Sept. 1882 to March 1883, in college taking
post graduate course in chemistry, etc.; June 1883 to July 1887, division engineer, resident engineer and locating
engineer Central Railroad of Georgia; July 1887 to Sept. 1888, engineer Mexican National Ry in charge of construction
from Saltillo to San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Sept. 1888 to Dec. 1889, division superintendent at San Luis Potosi;
Dec. 1889 to Dec. 1892, division superintendent same road at Mexico City; Dec. 1892 to March 1902, general superintendent
same road; March to June 3, 1902, vice-president and general manager same road; June 3, 1902, to April 1904, second
vice-president and general manager same road; April 1904 to date, president reorganized road, the National Railroad
of Mexico, the Mexican International Rd and the TexasMexican Ry.
Brown, Edwin C., Engineer Maintenance of Way Union Rd. Office Port Perry, Pa.
Born May 2, 1863, at Athens, O. Graduated from high school at Columbus, O. 1883. Entered railway service 1883,
since which he has been consecutively three years draftsman and member of engineer corps Pittsburg Cincinnati &
St. Louis Ry; 3½ years transitman and assistant engineer on construction Pennsylvana Lines West of Pittsburg;
3½ years division engineer on construction Pennsylvania Rd; two years engineer in charge of blast furnace
erection and railroad trackage for private engineering firms; 1½ years division engineer on location and
construction Bessemer & Lake Erie Rd; 1½ years supervisor roadway same road; 1½ years principal
assistant engineer same road; 1900 to date, engineer maintenance of way Union Rd.
Brown, Frank, Purchasing Agent Alaska Central Ry. Office Seattle, Wash.
Born Feb. 1, 1353, at Rome, Lawrence County, O. Entered railway service 1876, since which he has been consecutively
to March 1, 1877, clerk in office general supervisor of track Ohio & Mississippi Ryl March 1, 1877, to April
15, 1890, chief clerk to purchasing agent same road; April 15, 1890, to Sept. 1, 1898, assistant to purchasing
agent Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Rd; Sept. 1, 1898, to Oct. 1, 1901, purchasing agent same road at Cincinnati,
O.; Oct. 1, 1901, to Feb. 1, 1905, assistant to purchasing agent Baltimore & Ohio Rd; Feb. 1, 1905, to date,
purchasing agent Alaska Central Ry.
Brown, Frank D., Local Treasurer Union Pacific Rd. Office Omaha, Neb.
Born Oct 19, 1848, at Farmington, O. Entered railway service 1869, since which he has been consecutively to 1870,
paymaster's clerk Union Pacific Ry; 1870 to Oct. 1, 1880, clerk in local treasurer's office, and Oct. 1, 1880,
to date, local treasurer same road and its successor, the Union Pacific Rd.
Brown, Frank E., Assistant General Passenger and Ticket Agent Boston & Maine Rd. Office Concord,
Born July 15, 1850, at Claremont, N. H. Entered railway service Aug. 1868, since which he has been to 1880, clerk
and bookkeeper in cashier's office, 1880 to 1833, superintendent's clerk, and 1883 to Jan. 1890, general ticket
agent Concord Rd; Jan. 1890 to July 1, 1895, general passenger and ticket agent Concord & Montreal Rd; July
1, 1895, to date, assistant general passenger and ticket agent Boston & Maine Rd. Is also director, clerk and
general passenger agent Mount Washington Ry.
Brown, G. R. Address Canisteo, N. Y.
Born Sept. 9, 1840, at Southport, N. Y. Educated in the common schools and at Waverly Seminary at Waverly, N. Y.
Entered railway service 1864, as operator Fall Brook Ry, since which he has been consecutively train dispatcher,
assistant superintendent, and spring of 1886 to May 1, 1399, general superintendent same road; May 1, 1899, to
Feb. 5, 1902, second vice-president and general manager New York & Pennsylvania Rd; Feb. 5, 1902, to July 1904,
receiver and general manager same road.
Brown, George F., Treasurer The Pullman Co. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born Oct. 1, 1843, at Chicago, Ill. Entered railway service July 1867, since which he has been consecutively to
fall of 1868, secretary and treasurer for receiver Memphis Clarksville & Louisville Rd, fall of 1868 to fall
of 1869, successively agent in charge of war claims, and agent freight department Illinois Central Rd; Dec. 1871
to date, with Pullman's Palace Car Co. and its successor, The Pullman Co., as follows: To 1873, in general superintendent's
office; 1873 to Oct. 1880, assistant to general supertendent; Oct. to Dec. 1880, acting general superintendent;
Dec. 1880 to May 1, 1885, general superintendent; May 1, 1885, to May 5, 1905, general manager; May 5, 1905, to
Brown, George H., Ex-Master Mechanic Southern District Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.
Born Nov. 4, 1852, at Boston, Mass. Graduated from high school at Boston. Entered railway service 1870, since which
he has been consecutively to 1880, locomotive fireman and locomotive engineer Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
Ry; 1881 to 1887, locomotive engineer Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry; 1887 to 1888, roundhouse foreman same
road at Chillicothe, Mo.; 1888 to 1893, general locomotive foreman at Chicago; 1893 to Feb. 1904, master mechanic
Southern district same road at Dubuque, Ia.
Brown, George Herbert, Assistant Engineer Middle Division Pennsylvania Rd. Office Altoona, Pa.
Born Dec. 21, 1867, at Renova, Pa. Graduated from Princeton University 1885. Entered railway service 1835, since
which he has been consecutively to Dec. 1888, rodman, levelman and assistant engineer construction department Pennsylvania
Rd; 1888 to 1901, successively supervisor and assistant on the following divisions same road: Philadelphia, Middle,
Pittsburg, Tyrone, Frederick, New York and Maryland divisions, and supervisor Philadelphia Wilmington & Baltimore
Rd division same road; 1901 to date, assistant engineer Middle division Pennsylvania Rd at Altoona, Pa.
Brown, George M., Ex-Chief Engineer Saginaw District Pere Marquette Rd. Address Saginaw B. S., Mich.
Born March 1, 1843, in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Educated at Wellsboro Academy. Entered railway
service 1867, since which he has been consecutively two years in engineering department Flint & Pere Marquette
Rd. three years resident engineer, 19 years general roadmaster, 1891 to May 1898, superintendent roadway and structures
same road; May 1898 to Jan. 1, 1900, engineer in charge bridges, buildings, etc., Flint & Pere Marquette Rd;
Jan. 1 to March 1900, chief engineer Saginaw district Pere Marquette Rd, successor to the Flint & Pere Marquette
Rd, at Saginaw E. S., Mich.
Brown, Henry Hart, Superintendent Southern Division St. Louis & San Francisco Rd. Office Memphis,
Born April 29, 1862. Entered railway service 1879, since which he has been consecutively to Feb. 1880, messenger
St. Louis & Cairo Rd; Feb. 1880 to March 1881, telegraph operator at St. Louis; March 1881 to Feb. 1883, train
dispatcher same road; Feb. 1883 to June 1886, trainmaster St. Louis Coal Rd at Pinckneyville, Ill.; June 1886 to
Nov. 1889, chief dispatcher Mobile & Ohio Rd at Murpliysboro, Ill.; Nov. 1889 to Oct. 1891, trainmaster same
road; Oct. 1891 to Feb. 1893, master transportation St. Louis Alton & Terre Haute Rd at Pinckneyville; Feb.
1893 to Feb. 1898, successively train dispatcher and chief dispatcher St. Louis & San Francisco Rd at Neodesha,
Kan.; Nov. 1898 to Sept. 1902, trainmaster same road at Monett, Mo.; Sept. 1902 to Dec. 1903, trainmaster at Springfield,
Mo.; Dec. 1903 to Feb. 1904, superintendent Western division at Neodesha, Kan.; Feb. 1904 to date, superintendent
Southern division same road at Memphis, Tenn.
Brown, J. M., District Engineer Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Office Davenport, Ia.
Born April 15, 1860, at Neiltown, Pa. Educated at the State University of Iowa. Entered railway service 1879, since
which be has been consecutively to 1880, rodman Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern Ry; 1880 to 1881, engineer
on construction; 1881 to 1890, assistant engineer maintenance of way; 1892 to Aug. 22, 1905, division engineer
same road and the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry, which absorbed the Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern
Ry; Aug. 22, 1905, to date, district engineer same road at Davenport, Ia.
Brown, John Wilson, President and General Manager Baltimore & Annapolis Short Line Rd and President
Maryland & Pennsylvania Rd. Office Baltimore, Md.
Born July 30, 1836. Graduated from Princeton University, 1855. Entered railway service 1855, and from that date
to 1859, was with the Baltimore & Ohio Rd; was then out of service until 1886, since which time has been to
1903, president and general manager Annapolis Washington & Baltimore Rd; 1894 to date, also president Baltimore
& Lehigh Ry, now the Maryland & Pennsylvania Ed; 1897 to date, also president and general manager Baltimore
& Annapolis Short Line Rd.
Brown, Lorenzo Starr, General Agent Southern Ry. Office Washington, D.C.
Born Sept. 19, 1849, in Newton County. Georgia. Entered railway service 1869, since which he has been consecutively
to 1872, assistant agent Western Ry of Alabama at Opelika; April 1872 to 1879, in employ Baltimore & Ohio Rd;
two years lost car agent, two years live stock agent, two years southern passenger agent, one year general southern
agent; 1879 to 1882, general traveling agent Virginia Tennessee & Georgia Air Line; 1882 to 1883, general western
agent Richmond & Danville Rd; March 1883 to Sept. 1885, general freight and passenger agent Georgia Pacific
Ry at Birmingham, Ala.; Sept. 18S5 to 1899, general agent passenger department Richmond & Danville Rd and its
successor, the Southern Ry, at Washington, D. C.; 1899 to date, general agent same road at Washington, D. C.
Brown, Lyman K., Auditor Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville Rd. Office Gloversville, N. Y..
Born Nov. 19, 1849, at Providence, R. I. Educated at the Oswego Normal School at Oswego, N. Y. Entered railway
service 1883, since which he has been consecutively to 1893, chief clerk Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville Rd;
1893 to date, auditor same road.
Brown, Marshal H., General Freight Agent Ontario Division Canadian Pacific Ry. Office Toronto, Ont.
Born Sept. 2, 1866, at Victoria Square, Ont. Entered railway service 1887 as clerk general freight office Canadian
Pacific Ry, since which he has been consecutively 1890 to 1893, chief clerk district freight agent's office at
Detroit, Mich.; 1893 to 1896, chief clerk in office of assistant freight traffic manager; 1896 to July 1, 1899,
chief clerk to freight traffic manager; July 1, 1899, to Oct. 1902, district freight agent at Detroit, Mich., and
assistant general freight agent Ontario division; Oct. 1902 to date, general freight agent Ontario division; entire
service with the Canadian Pacific Ry.
Brown, Pemberton W., Purchasing Agent Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Ry and Mineral Range Rd. Office
Born Jan. 18, 1845, at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass. Educated in the common schools of Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Entered railway service 1868 as clerk to storekeeper Sioux City & Pacific Ed, since which he has been consecutively
1870 to Oct. 1, 1889, storekeeper Sioux City & Pacific and Fremont Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Rds at Missouri
Valley, Ia.; Oct. 1, 1889, to date, purchasing agent Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Ry; is also purchasing agent
Mineral Range Rd and Hancock & Calumet Rd.
Brown, Robert A., General Attorney St. Joseph & Grand Island Ry. Office St. Joseph, Mo.
Born Nov. 30, 1863, at Dyersburg, Tenn. Graduated from University of Missouri, 1889. Entered the service of the
Peoples Street Railway, Electric Light & Power Co. at St. Joseph, Mo.. in 1891 as general attorney, which position
he still holds; Feb. 1, 1902, to date, also general attorney St. Joseph & Grand Island Ry.
Brown, Roland Graeme, Assistant General Freight Agent Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Office Minneapolis,
Born June 9, 1865, at New York, N. Y. Educated in the Chicago high schools. Entered railway service 1882 as clerk
in claim department Minneapolis & St. Louis Ed, since which he has been successively to April 1, 1902, rate
clerk, chief clerk, traveling freight agent, assistant general freight agent same road; April 1 to July 1902, out
of railway service; July 1, 1902, to May 2, 1903, general Northwestern freight agent Chicago Rock Island &
Pacific Ry at Minneapolis, Minn.; May 2, 1903, to date, assistant general freight agent same road at Minneapolis.
Brown, S. W., Superintendent Eastern Division Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Office Buffalo.
Born 1858 near Leland, LaSalle County, Ill. Entered railway service 1872 as night operator Chicago Burlington &
Quincy Rd at Leland Station, Ill., since which he has been consecutively 1876 to 1878, operator in. general office
at Chicago; 1878 to 1886, train dispatcher and chief dispatcher St. Louis division same road; 1886 to 1901, out
of service; 1901 to March 1903, trainmaster Western division Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry; March 1903
to April 1905, assistant superintendent same division same road and. Indiana Illinois & Iowa Ed; April 1905
to Nov. 22, 1905, superintendent Western division, and Nov. 22, 1905, to date, superintendent Eastern division
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry.
Brown, Samuel C., Division Engineer. Erie Rd. Office Jersey City, N. J.
Born Sept. 1870 at Philadelphia, Pa. Graduated from Columbia University class of 1893. Entered railway service
1899, since which he has been consecutively to 1903, assistant engineer Baltimore & Ohio Ed; 1903 to 1904,
assistant engineer Erie Ed; 1904 to date, division engineer same road at Jersey City, N. J.
Brown, Samuel Monroe, General Agent Denver & Rio Grande Rd. Office Leadville, Colo.
Born Jan. 6, 1843, at Franklin, N. J. Entered railway service 1868 as telegraph operator Pittsburg Cincinnati &
St. Louis Ry at Royal Center, Ind., since which he has been consecutively 1871, agent Chicago & Alton Rd at
Wilmington, Ill.; ticket agent Louisville New Albany & Chicago Ry. at Lafayette, Ind.; to 1880, successively
train dispatcher, trainmaster and superintendent transportation and telegraph same road; 1880, train dispatcher
Chicago & Northwestern Ry at Clinton, Ia.; 1880 to date, general agent Denver & Rio Grande Rd at Leadville,
Colo.; from 1880 to 1891, also agent Colorado Midland Rd and Union Pacific Ry at Leadville, in connection with
his duties as general agent Denver & Rio Grande Rd.
Brown, Shellman Baer, Superintendent and General Ticket and Freight Agent Baltimore & Annapolis Short
Line Rd. Office Annapolis, Md.
Born Dcc. 11, 1870. Graduated from Johns Hopkins University with degree of A. B., 1891, and as electrical engineer,
1893. Entered railway service 1894 as supervisor of track Baltimore & Lehigh Ry, since which he has been consecutively
Sept. 1894 for a number of years, superintendent and general ticket and freight agent Annapolis Washington &
Baltimore Rd; 1897 to date. superintendent and general ticket and freight agent Baltimore & Annapolis Short
Brown, Theodore F., Assistant Auditor Star Union Line (Pennsylvania Ed). Office Pittsburg, Pa..
Born Aug. 29, 1845, at West Chester, Pa. Entered railway service April 1860, as rodman engineering corps Oxford
& Peachbottom Rd. since which he has been consecutively 1861 to 1862, engineer's department U. S. military
railroads in Virginia; Nov. 1, 1862, to Dec. 31, 1864, rodman and acting assistant engineer on construction Pittsburg
& Steubenville Rd.; April 1, 1865. to July 1, 1874, chief clerk auditor's office Oil Creek Ed; July 1, 1874,
to Sept. 1, 1878, auditor Pittsburg Titusville & Buffalo Ry; Sept. 1878 to July 1, 1880, chief clerk and bookkeeper
Allegheny Valley Ed; July 1, 1880, to Oct. 1, 1900, auditor same road; Oct. 1, 1900, to date, assistant auditor
Star Union Line.
Brown, Thomas E., General Freight and Passenger Agent De Queen & Eastern Rd. Office De Queen, Ark.
Born Nov. 29, 1865, at Port Rowan, Ont., Can. Educated in the public Schools of Ontario. Entered railway service
Aug. 28, 1901, since which he has been consecutively to Feb. 25, 1902, agent Williamsville Greenville & St.
Louis Ry; Feb. 25, 1902, to Jan. 1, 1903, trainmaster same road; Jan. 1 to Sept. 1, 1903, superintendent same road;
Sept. 1, 1903, to date, general freight and passenger agent De Queen & Eastern Rd.
Brown, W. C., Vice-President New York Central Lines. Office Chicago. Ill.
Born July 29, 1853, in Herkimer County, New York. Entered railway service June 1869, since which he has been consecutively
to March 1870, wooding engines and section hand Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry; March 1870 to June 1872, telegraph
operator same road; June 1872 to March 1875, train dispatcher Illinois Central Rd. March 1875 to June 1876, train
dispatcher Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry; June 1S76 to Jan. 1880, train dispatcher Chicago Burlington &
Quincy Rd.; Jan. 1880 to Jan. 1881, chief train dispatcher same road; Jan. 1881 to July 1884, trainmaster; July
1884 to Jan. 1887, assistant superintendent; Jan. 1887 to Aug. 1890, superintendent same road; Aug. 1890 to Jan.
1896, general manager Hannibal & St. Joseph and Kansas City St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Rds (Burlington
System); May 1891 to Jan. 1896, also general manager Chicago Burlington & Kansas City Ry and. St. Louis Keokuk
& Northwestern Rd.; Jan. 1896 to July 1901, general manager Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd; July 1901 to
Feb. 1902, vicepresident and general manager Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry; Feb. 1902 to date, vice-president
New York Central & Hudson River Rd and Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry; Feb. 1905 to date, also vice-president
Michigan Central Rd., Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry, West Shore Rd, New York & Ottawa and
Ottawa & New York Rys, Rutland Rd and Indiana Illinois & Iowa Rd.
Brown, W. M., General Superintendent Bangor & Aroostook Rd. Office Bangor, Me.
Born Sept. 30, 1859, at Bath, Me. Graduated from Bowdoin College. Entered. railway service 1881, since which be
has been consecutively to 1885, civil engineer engaged in the construction of various roads; 1885 to Jan. 1895,
clerk Bangor Piscataquis Rd and Bangor & Aroostook Rd.; Jan. 1895 to June 1, 1898, assistant superintendent
and general train dispatcher, and June 1, 1898, to Jan. 25, 1905, superintendent Bangor & Aroostook Rd; Jan.
25, 1905, to date, general superintendent same road.
Brown, William, General Solicitor Chicago & Alton Rd. Office Jacksonville, Ill.
Born Sept. 20, 1840, at Booneville, Mo. Educated at Illinois College and Missouri University. Entered railway service
1872 as local attorney Chicago & Alton Rd and Wabash Ry at Jacksonville, Ill.; was attorney for Wabash Ry for
about two years and attorney for Chicago & Alton Rd until Nov. 1890, when he was appointed general solicitor
of the latter road, which position he still holds; was also until Feb. 1904, general solicitor Chicago & Alton
Ry, which leases the Chicago & Alton Rd.
Brown, William A., Master Mechanic Kanawha & Michigan Ry. Office Hobson, O.
Born Sept. 26, 1851, at Manchester, N. H. Entered railway service 1871, since which he has been consecutively,
five years machinist Lake Superior & Mississippi Rd at Duluth, Minn.; 10 years locomotive engineer Delaware
Western Rd of Delaware; two years general foreman Baltimore & Ohio Rd at Wilmington, Del.; two years out of
service; Sept. 1890 to April 1895, master mechanic Atlantic & Danville Rd at Portsmouth, Va.; June to Dec.
1895, with Richmond Locomotive Works; April 18, 1896. to Nov. 30, 1901, general master mechanic Buffalo & Susquehanna
Rd.; June 6, 1902, to June 1903, master mechanic Central New England Ry; Oct. 1, 1903, to date, master. mechanic
Kanawha & Michigan Ry.
Brown, William Croswell, District Freight Solicitor Pennsylvania Rd and Agent Star Union Line. Office
Born Aug. 31, 1867, at Newton, Mass. Graduated from Newton High School, 1886. Entered railway service 1886 with
the Pennsylvania Rd. since which he has been consecutively Oct. 1, 1887, to May 31, 1898, traveling freight agent
same road and Star Union Line; June 1, 1898, to July 15, 1901, New England freight agent Atlantic Coast Dispatch
and Richmond & Danville Dispatch Lines at Boston, Mass.; July 15, 1901, to date, district freight solicitor
Pennsylvania Rd and agent Star Union Line at Boston.
Brown, William H., Chief Engineer Pennsylvania Rd. Office Philadelphia, Pa.
Born Feb. 29, 1836, in Little Britain Township, Lancaster County. Pennsylvania. From March 1859 to 1861, was engaged
as rodman on experimental surveys. Entered railway service 1861, since which he has been consecutively to Oct.
1, 1862, assistant engineer United States military railroads; Oct. 1, 1862, to Nov. 1, 1863, assistant engineer
Pan Handle Rd; Nov. 1, 1863, to Oct. 1, 1864. principal assistant engineer same road; Oct. 1, 1864, to March 17,
1865, assistant engineer Pittsburg division Pennsylvania Rd; March 17 to July 1, 1865, engineer Oil Creek Rd at
Corry, Pa.; July 1, 1865, to Sept. 1, 1867, principal assistant engineer Philadelphia & Erie division. Pennsylvania
Rd; Sept. 1, 1867, to March 1, 1869, engineer same division same road; March 1, 1869, to Jan. 1, 1870, assistant
engineer main line Pennsylvania Rd in charge of construction of ear shops at Altoona, Pa.; Dec. 1, 1870, to March
1, 1871. resident engineer Middle division; March 1, 1871, to Aug. 1, 1872, chief engineer and superintendent Lewis
ton division; March 1, 1872, to Aug. 1, 1874, superintendent Bedford division; Aug. 1, 1874, to June 1, 1881, engineer
maintenance of way; June 1, 1881, to date, chief engineer; all on the Pennsylvania Rd.
Brown, Wilson, Ex-Superintendent Middle Division Pennsylvania Rd.
Born Nov. 10, 1851, at Philadelphia, Pa. Educated at Andalusla College. Entered railway service Oct. 1867, as chainman
preliminary surveys Connecticut Rd., since which he has been consecutively 1868 to 1869, rodman on construction
Dutchess & Columbia Rd; 1869 to Sept. 1871, rodman on surveys and. construction of boulevards, West Chester
County, New York; Sept. 1871 to Oct. 1873, assistant engineer surveys and construction Costa Rica Rd in Central
America, and when track was laid assistant superintendent between Alejuela and Cartago-under Henry Meiggs Keith
and Gmo. Nanne; 1874 to March 1876, assistant engineer preliminary surveys New York & Housatonic Rd and other
surveys; March to July 1876, office engineer maintenance of way Pennsylvania Rd at Altoona, Pa.; July 1876 to Feb.
1S77, assistant supervisor Sixth division. Pennsylvania Rd; Feb. 1877 to Jan. 1878, assistant supervisor Seventh
division; Jan. 1878 to Dec. 1879, supervisor Fourth division Philadelphia division; Dec. 1879 to July 1881, assistant
engineer Eastern division Philadelphia & Erie Rd division; July 1881 to Dec. 1884, assistant engineer Philadelphia
division; Dec. 1884 to Jan. 1891, superintendent Frederick division; Jan. 1, 1891, to Jan. 1, 1893, superintendent
Belvidere division at Lambertville, N. J.; Jan. 1, 1893 to Aug. 1, 1900, superintendent Amboy division, and Aug.
1, 1900, to April 1902. superintendent Middle division same road; April 1902, assigned to special duties in the
The Biographical Directory of
the Railway Officials of America
Edition of 1906
Edited and compiled by T. Addison Busbey
Associate Editor The Railway Age.