March 1930 Vienna, Illinois

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March 1930 Vienna, Illinois

Postby Roger Hensley » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:52 am

Here is a photo, showing my Grandfather, W. C. Settlemoir as the agent/telegrapher at the Vienna, Illinois Big Four depot in 1945 (Vienna was about 17 miles south of Stonefort on the Cairo line). W. C. Settlemoir (Big Four seniority starting in 1906) became the agent at Vienna in 1919, as shown on the attached appointment form, and died after suffering a heart attack at the depot in 1946. After his death, my Father (H. C. Settlemoir) exercised seniority and was the agent at Vienna until the depot was closed in 1958. H. C. Settlemoir started with the Big Four on December 24, 1927 and retired from the Penn Central at Columbus, Ohio in 1975.
Captain Rex Settlemoir - U. S. Navy, retired

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Re: March 1930 Vienna, Illinois

Postby BR&P » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:38 pm

Use the magnification tool and you can look at that photo for a long time discovering neat little details! Railroading was a whole different world back then!

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