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Date: 10/08/22 16:30
This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: ns2557

Not sure where I got this at anymore, but some real good write ups in it., some are really funny at that. This one is for Bay Window Cab 4639. First date in it is from Nov 1983, last date October 1988. Were these common back in the good ol days and were they actually used by crews?  Any one recognize the name Turkey Harrison? He has quite a few entries in this.  TFL, Ben



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Date: 10/08/22 17:20
Re: This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: Railbaron

Western Division conductor who later in his career transferred to Dunsmuir.

Each caboose had one of these for reporting defects; they were very common.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/08/22 20:55 by Railbaron.



Date: 10/08/22 21:21
Re: This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: PHall

Did they actually repair the defects?



Date: 10/08/22 21:30
Re: This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

Railbaron Wrote:
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> Western Division conductor who later in his career
> transferred to Dunsmuir.
>
> Each caboose had one of these for reporting
> defects; they were very common.

Turkey Harrison.. What a character.. His good friend was Cliff Cowan.

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Date: 10/08/22 21:52
Re: This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: Railbaron

PHall Wrote:
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> Did they actually repair the defects?

They actually did. It was sometimes interesting to look through those books and see some of the "defects" that were noted and how they were repaired.


SanJoaquinEngr Wrote:
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Turkey Harrison.. What a character.. His good friend was Cliff Cowan.

Yes, indeed, he was a character. His kids eventually went to work for UP also.

 



Date: 10/09/22 10:46
Re: This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

Railbaron Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Did they actually repair the defects?
>
> They actually did. It was sometimes interesting to
> look through those books and see some of the
> "defects" that were noted and how they were
> repaired.
>
>
> SanJoaquinEngr Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> ---
> > Turkey Harrison.. What a character.. His good
> friend was Cliff Cowan.
>
> Yes, indeed, he was a character. His kids
> eventually went to work for UP also.
>  

Another generations of Turkeys ? I remember Turkey used to draw on the walls of a caboose.. The screaming eagle with roller skates. Underneath the drawing was scrawled Cliff Cowan.

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Date: 10/09/22 17:21
Re: This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: Railbaron

SanJoaquinEngr Wrote:
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> Another generations of Turkeys ? I remember
> Turkey used to draw on the walls of a caboose..
> The screaming eagle with roller skates. Underneath
> the drawing was scrawled Cliff Cowan.
>
> Posted from Android

Yep, "Turkey" had chicks. I don't know what happened to Tom, the son, but I guess his daughter only had a short career before leaving UP.



Date: 10/10/22 12:45
Re: This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: tehachcond

   There was a certain San Joaquin Division conductor of very colorful reputation who drew a caboose that the stove had been written up as defective many times, but for some reason, proper repairs weren't made.  He wrote in that book "FIX THE F--KING STOVE!"
   Someone turned him in for the foul language, and they actually had an investigation.  At the end of the investigation, the conductor asked the hearing officer. "Mr. Kelly, can I ask you a question?"
   "Sure Mel."
   "Did they ever fix that f--king stove?"
   Don't remember how that investigation played out.

Brian Black
Castle Rock, CO



Date: 10/13/22 08:46
Re: This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: hogheaded

Yep, anyone who worked Western Division trains 40-odd years ago remembers "Turkey Harrison" plastered by Chuckie Hayden on all available flat surfaces along the right of way, to which Turkey responded "Chuck Dives" with comparable frequency.

EO



Date: 10/14/22 22:42
Re: This look familiar to you ex SP Guys?
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

tehachcond Wrote:
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>    There was a certain San Joaquin Division
> conductor of very colorful reputation who drew a
> caboose that the stove had been written up as
> defective many times, but for some reason, proper
> repairs weren't made.  He wrote in that book "FIX
> THE F--KING STOVE!"
>    Someone turned him in for the foul language,
> and they actually had an investigation.  At the
> end of the investigation, the conductor asked the
> hearing officer. "Mr. Kelly, can I ask you a
> question?"
>    "Sure Mel."
>    "Did they ever fix that f--king stove?"
>    Don't remember how that investigation played
> out.
>
> Brian Black
> Castle Rock, CO


Had to be Mel Barton...or Charlie shower shoes Jones.

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