Kanan, T L 1975-06-08

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T. L. Kanan discusses his lengthy career in the railroad industry, concluding with the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: T.L. Kanan

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 8, 1975

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born: Missouri (1907), Father, railroad employee, Brothers, railroad employees, Mother, housewife, Section hand, first job, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Section gang houses, Mississippi River flood (1929), Marriage (1932), Track supervisor, Assistant Road Master (1943), Road Master, Assistant Engineer (Denver, Colorado), Colorado and Southern, Fort Worth and Denver, Relationship between railroads, Colorado and Southern, Fort Worth and Denver, Assistant Engineer, Division Engineer (Fort Worth, Texas), Track surveys.

Tape 1, Side 2: Track repairs, Difficulties, Cars, Hand, Motor, Track maintenance standards, American Railroad Engineer Associations standards, Assistant Engineer, Division Engineer (1966), Industry developments, System retirement organization, Veterans Association of Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

Range Dates: 1907-1966

Bulk Dates: 1907-1966

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