Bigby, M C 1976-06-08

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M. C. Bigby tells of his lengthy career with the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: M. C. Bigby

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Date: June 8, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background, Employed, Fort Worth and Denver Railway (1926), Office boy, Duties, Officials (1926), Positions held in accounting department, Work force in Fort Worth, Texas (1926), Union membership, Optional membership, Promotions based on seniority, Overtime slight, Employees' club activities, Effects of Depression, Help for unemployed, Reduction of work force, Passenger service, Effects of World War II, Work force remained small, Use of computers, Officials of company, Salary increases and decreases, Traveling auditor (1950-59), Duties, Change in revenue (1950-59), Effects of railroad on small towns, Superintendent of transportation (1959-63), Duties

Tape 1, Side 2: Position as Transportation Inspector, Problems, Continued contact with railroad employees, Veterans club, Family involvement with railroads

Range Dates: 1926-1963

Bulk Dates: 1926-1963

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