Confessions of a Railroad Signalman

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Confessions of a Railroad Signalman  (1908) 
by James Octavius Fagan

CONFESSIONS OF
A RAILROAD SIGNALMAN

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A TYPICAL SMASH-UP

CONFESSIONS OF A
RAILROAD SIGNALMAN

BY

J. O. FAGAN

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS


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BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge

1908


COPYRIGHT 1908 BY J. O. FAGAN

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Published October 1908

CONTENTS
I. A Railroad Man to Railroad Men 1
II. The Men 16
III. The Management 47
IV. Loyalty 69
V. The Square Deal 95
VI. The Human Equation 118
VII. Discipline 149

ILLUSTRATIONS
A Typical Smash-Up Frontispiece
A Head-On Collision 26
A Yard Wreck 52
A Typical Derailment 82
A Rear-End Collision 112
What Comes from a Misplaced Switch 132
Down an Embankment in Winter 150
The Aftermath 176

Acknowledgment is due to the proprietors of Collier’s Weekly and of the Boston Herald for their courteous loan of the photographs from which the above illustrations have been engraved.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1940, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.