General Superintendents of the Pennsylvania Railroad Division, Pennsylvania Railroad Co (Google eBook)

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Kensington Press, 1900 - Railroads - 66 pages
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Page 24 - His military rank of Colonel was conferred upon him by President Lincoln, and on May 3, 1861, he was mustered into the service of the United States as Colonel of the District of Columbia Volunteers. His name stands first on the list of such officers.
Page 9 - corporate property under the management of one head. He did more than any one man to establish, create and perfect the railway system of the American continent. Mr. Thomson was a man of splendid physique and led a life of marked regularity, but a quarter of a century of well-directed efforts, whilst bringing prosperity to the road,
Page 23 - Here was effected that union which was so advantageous to the Company. The foresight and mental grasp of Mr. Thomson, joined to Mr. Scott's executive ability, made a harmonious combination, always effective for the accomplishing of necessary plans in the interest of the road's advancement. Moving along the lines with Mr. Thomson,
Page 16 - and operate. That involved directing details covering almost all phases of railroad management, which in these days of enlargement are distributed among the Transportation, Engineering, Comptroller's and Commercial Departments. He, however, was equal to it all.
Page 37 - Franklin Railroad, was, in April, 1866, transferred to Williamsport, with the title of Superintendent of Motive Power and Machinery, of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. For one year and a half he held this position, and in November, 1867, was appointed to a like position on the Pennsylvania Railroad, with headquarters at Altoona. On April
Page 52 - of unusual efficiency. Added to those qualities his high manly character, sterling honesty and fair dealings, together with a charitable inclination of mind and kindly expression in speech, have made him very popular with
Page 38 - filled until June i, 1880, when, upon the retirement of Colonel Thomas A. Scott, then President of the Company, and the accession to the Presidency of Mr. George B. Roberts, he became First Vice President. In both the Vice Presidential posts Mr. Cassatt continued to display that high order of ability which
Page 66 - Assistant Engineer of Tests at Altoona. On June i, 1882. he was promoted to be Superintendent of Motive Power, Northern Central Railway; on June i, 1883, to be Superintendent of Motive Power, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, and on June i, 1890, to be Superintendent of Motive Power, Pennsylvania Railroad Division.
Page 24 - of our army. General Winfield Scott looked on in wonder, and wished to place him in high command in the army, but like on all occasions, particularly when Mr. Lincoln wanted him for Secretary of War at the time Simon Cameron laid down that portfolio, declining, he turned away from the
Page 48 - himself fitted for every position to which he has been appointed, and equal to the responsibilities laid upon him; but at no time has he attracted more attention, displayed more ability, and deserved more credit than during the Centennial Exhibition of 1876. The handling of such vast crowds as were in attendance on the Exhibition had never

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