Roff, C T 1976-01-24

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C. T. Roff recalls his work with the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: C.T. Roff

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 24, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical data, Job history, File Clerk, Journal Clerk, Salary (1907), Fort Worth and Denver routes, Head of Freight Statistics, Treasurer’s office, Paymaster, Traveling Auditor, Passenger service, Profit compared to that of freight, Fares (1907, 1955), Computerization of company, Decreasing number of employees, Passenger service during World Wars, Traveling Auditor (1942-1950), Frequency of auditing, Process of auditing, Penalty charges, Increase in switching cost, World War II effect on railroad, Other employees, Rate Clerk, Store Clerk, Foreman of Section Hands, Superintendent of Roads, Section Hands, Lifestyle, Size of groups, Locations.

Tape 1, Side 2: Union anecdote, Lack of union strikes, Lack of union employees, Longtime employment common, Lowering retirement age, Reasons for staying, Living accommodations (1907), Railroad jobs compared to oil company jobs, Anecdote about wealthy oil man, Railroad salaries less than oil companies, Work hours (1907), Pension, Method of determining amount, Highest pensions, Economy of railroad, Effect of oil discoveries, Introduction of pipelines, Innovations in oil transportation, Livestock, Feeding and watering breaks while traveling, Innovations in livestock transportation, Employee layoffs and salary cuts, Depression, Location of Roff home, Fort Worth, Texas, Description of area (1920s).

Range Dates: 1907-1955

Bulk Dates: 1907-1920s

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