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Subject: Re: [MDALLEGA] Question about an occupation
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 11:56:30 -0600
I came across the occupation of "fire knocker" -- we're not sure it's
related to the RR, but probably is.
On Sat, 15 Feb 2003 12:20:12 EST writes:
> Very much so. Conductor and Engineer most of us know, but every team
> on a steam locomotive had a job title. "Brakeman" is another one
> that pops
> up pretty often. A lot of that to be found both in the
> and Keyser/Mineral areas, with the concentration of the RR business.
> And, a
> very dangerous occupation--witness the large number of RR
> work-related deaths
> in the Cumberland Times obits that Charlie has posted. Those, and
> deaths, were all too common.
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