Railroadman SIGNED in Dust Jacket 1938 Chauncey Del French - Biography - Railroads - History - Oregon - Tacoma


Title: Railroadman

Author: Chauncey Del French

Description: Signed by both Henry Clay French and his son (the author) on half-title page. Burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering. Very slightly spine cocked. Front bottom fore-corner lightly bumped. Interior clean. Dust jacket chipped; spine faded; not price clipped ($2.50). DJ in archival sleeve. Seven photographic plates. vi, 292 pp. 8.5 x 5.75 inches.

The story of western railroad man Henry Clay French (1856-1945), as told to his son Chauncey French (1890-1967). Henry French began his railroad career in 1873 as a messenger and call boy for the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad. He saw almost 57 years of service on fifteen different lines (with his longest stints being with the Lawrence, Leavenworth & Galveston Railroad, Oregon Railroad & Navigation, the Kansas City Belt Line, Northern Pacific, Tacoma & Eastern Railroad, and Union Pacific) prior to his retirement in 1930. He served in many capacities, including telegrapher, baggageman, switchman, brakeman, fireman-engineer, conductor, and yardmaster.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Good+

Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Year: 1938

Keywords: biography, railroads, railway, history, Oregon, Seattle, Tacoma, Northern Pacific, Union Pacific, Pacific Northwest,

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