Puma, Manuel 1976-01-25

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Manuel Puma discusses his employment as a fireman and engineer with the Fort Worth and Denver Railway and the importance of the union and pension plans.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Manuel Puma

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 25, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background, Employment, Louisiana shipyard, Southern Pacific Railroad (1917), Texas and Pacific Railroad (1918), Fort Worth and Denver Railway (1920-1966), Fireman (1920-1930), Engineer (1930-1966), Locations, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, Engines, Coal, Oil (1925), Diesel (1941), Steam (1951), Train orders, Odd trains, Even trains, Clearance, Timetable trains, "Extra" trains, Troop carrying.

Tape 1, Side 2: Accidents, Responsibility of engineer, Student trips, Union-management relationship.

Tape 2, Side 1: Engineer, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Unions, Benefits, Collective bargaining, Social Security (began 1937), Working day, Length, Railroad, Insurance, Fringe benefits.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1917-1966

Bulk Dates: 1920-1966

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