Manning, B H 1976-08-04

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B. H. Manning describes his lengthy career in railroading, concentrating on his many years with the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: B. H. Manning

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 04, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history, High school graduation, Location of father’s farm, Employment, Southern Pacific Railroad (1909-1915), Railroad routes, Operations of station at Yoakum, Texas, Position held, Number of employees, Job offer from Texas and Pacific (1915-1918), Training, Work as traveling auditor, Other positions held, Oil boom, Mexia, Texas (1921), Employment, Southern Pacific Railroad (1922-23), Employment, Fort Worth and Denver Railway (1923-1961), Employees in auditing department, Re-auditing revenue, Positions held.

Tape 1, Side 2: Union membership in auditing department, Anecdote about being offered union general, chairmanship, Promotion to chief clerk, claim department, Work schedule, General chairmanship of union described, Institution of five-day work week, Train wreck, Death of boss, Trip to Chicago, Illinois cancelled, Promotion to Freight Claim Agent (September, 1949-October, 1961), Travel, National conventions, Cost to railroad in damages, Biggest losses, Train wrecks, Staff size (1961).

Range Dates: 1909-1961

Bulk Dates: 1923-1961

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