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Where do I look to learn info on a relative who worked for P

Postby flywelder » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:45 pm

I am seeking to learn who I should contact for information on my Uncle who worked for PRR during the 1900's through 1943.
I am working on my family history and I would like to know where he worked, On and with What equipment, and awards and records. etc.
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Re: Where do I look to learn info on a relative who worked f

Postby charlie6017 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:09 pm

Hi Flywelder,

I'm posting a link that may hopefully help you. These are Pennsylvania Railroad employee
rosters. I hope this can maybe get you headed in the right direction! :-)

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... sters.html

Good Luck!

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Re: Where do I look to learn info on a relative who worked f

Postby flywelder » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:11 am

Thanks Charlie! .. this was very helpful info!

Unfortunately I was not able to find his name? ...odd?
It is possible I have the wrong RxR... as I am going on my own memory and of others. Unfortunately my Uncle's brother and sisters have all passed on.
Would you be able to tell me where I would find such a roster for the New York central? ..... and any RxR s that he could have worked for, seeing how he lived in Alliance, Ohio. ?
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Re: Where do I look to learn info on a relative who worked f

Postby charlie6017 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:37 am

It's hard to say.........if he lived and worked out of Alliance, I would have to say that it had to have been the
Pennsylvania Railroad. It's unfortunate that you are limited in the info that you have. Now if he had commuted to
say, Akron or Youngstown to work, that would change the game as there were other several other railroads in play
such as the New York Central, Baltimore & Ohio and Erie or Pittsburgh & Lake Erie.

My best advice is to just maybe do searches on Google's website with whatever information you can obtain. Sadly,
a lot of this information from so far back isn't easy to come by. Definitely not impossible, however! :-)

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