Dinkins, Ross 1976-01-24

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Ross Dinkins outlines his career with the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ross Dinkins

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Date: January 24, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical data, Born in Fort Worth, Texas (1908), Attended Fort Worth schools, Job history, Ticket agent for Fort Worth and Denver Railway (1948), Location of combined offices of the Katy and Fort Worth, and Denver railroads, Location of new Fort Worth and Denver Railway offices, Description of appointed job, Compared to union jobs, Change in promotion system, Description of job as ticket agent, Duties, Location of ticket agents, Agents in small towns, Ticket costs, Ticket types, Peak travel years (1945-1948, 1952-1953), Reasons for ceasing passenger service, Renovation of train cars, New Denver Zephyr passenger train

Tape 1, Side 2: Evaluation of coach service, Decreasing apssenger service, Positions with Fort Worth and Denver Railway, District Passenger Agent, Territory, Duties, Public Relations, Tour escort, Employment history, Campaign train for Jim Wright (1961), School tours (1950-1967), Route to Denver, Colorado, Escort service, Camps served, Camps declined when passenger service ceased, Passenger service, Conscientious about good service, Complaints about crowded conditions, Adding a car to a full train

Range Dates: 1908-1967

Bulk Dates: 1908-1967

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