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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1994
Arthur G. Hobbs, a retired locomotive engineer and artist, died Monday of cancer at his home in Pompano Beach, Fla.The former resident of Woodlea Avenue in Northeast Baltimore was 78.He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1976 after a 36-year career. He began his service with the Pennsy firing steam engines and was based in Baltimore's Orangeville roundhouse. A year later, he was promoted to engineer.He worked passenger and freight trains on the old Maryland Division of the railroad and later ran trains between Washington and New York.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 7, 2008
James Michael Davis Sr., a career railroad locomotive engineer and outdoorsman, died of cancer Wednesday at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 61 and lived in Sykesville. Mr. Davis was born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville. He was a 1965 graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. He worked as an office worker, auto mechanic and at the old F&M Schaefer Brewing Co. in East Baltimore before taking a job as a brakeman in 1978 at what was then the Chessie System, predecessor of today's CSX. After completing engineer's school, Mr. Davis entered engine service in 1979.
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January 8, 2007
Donald Griffith Hughes, a retired engineer who operated steam and diesel locomotives on the old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, died of cancer Wednesday at his Parkville home. He was 86. Born in Cardiff in northern Harford County, he moved with his family to West 31st Street as a child and attended city public schools. Officials of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad hired him in 1940 at age 20 - below the normal minimum age of 21 - because his father and father-in-law worked for the line, which operated between Baltimore, Towson, Bel Air and York, Pa. He began as a fireman on steam locomotives and became an engineer in 1947, working both passenger and freight trains.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | December 2, 2007
George Daniel Williams, a veteran locomotive engineer whose career began with the old Pennsylvania Railroad and ended with Amtrak, died Nov. 25 of complications from a stroke at Lorien Mays Chapel Nursing Center in Timonium. He was 84. Mr. Williams, the son of a farmer, was born and raised in Johnston County, N.C. After graduating from high school in 1941, he worked during World War II in a defense plant in Elizabeth City, N.C. He moved to Baltimore in 1945 and went to work for General Motors' Fisher Body Division on Broening Highway.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2003
Walter Clayton McMann, a longtime Baltimore & Ohio Railroad engineer and Marine Corps veteran of World War II, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Friday at his Perry Hall home. He was 78. Born in Baltimore and raised on East Oliver Street, Mr. McMann left what was then Patterson Park High School during the Depression to help support his family. He scrubbed marble steps, delivered ice, caddied at the Elkridge Club and was a construction company waterboy. In 1941, he went to work for at the B&O's Mount Clare shops, and later transferred to locomotive service as an apprentice fireman.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2002
George L. Goeller Jr., a retired career railroad engineer and World War II Navy veteran who participated in the D-Day landings, died Monday of complications from a stroke at Genesis Eldercare Perring Parkway. He was 78 and lived in Parkville. Born in Baltimore and raised on Montford Avenue., Mr. Goeller's interest in railroading began in his youth. His father was a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad clerk. He attended Polytechnic Institute until the 11th grade. He left school in 1940 to work as a fireman for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2004
George Tracy "Reds" Reichard Sr., a retired railroad engineer who was one of the city's best-known amateur athletes in the 1930s, died of infection complications Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Towson resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised on Boone Street, Mr. Reichard played sports starting in childhood. In the late 1920s, he joined a baseball team sponsored by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad American Legion Post. Friends recall his hitting balls into the trees at Bloomingdale Oval in Gwynns Falls Park.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | December 2, 2007
George Daniel Williams, a veteran locomotive engineer whose career began with the old Pennsylvania Railroad and ended with Amtrak, died Nov. 25 of complications from a stroke at Lorien Mays Chapel Nursing Center in Timonium. He was 84. Mr. Williams, the son of a farmer, was born and raised in Johnston County, N.C. After graduating from high school in 1941, he worked during World War II in a defense plant in Elizabeth City, N.C. He moved to Baltimore in 1945 and went to work for General Motors' Fisher Body Division on Broening Highway.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2003
Pour me somethin' tall and strong Make it a hurricane before I go insane It's only half-past 12 but I don't care It's 5 o'clock somewhere.- "It's Five O'Clock Some- where," words by Jim "Moose" Brown, Don Rollins In these devil-may-care lyrics of their No. 1 country-music hit, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett suggest that even if it's just past noon where they are, it must be happy hour somewhere in the world. Maybe it's cock-eyed optimism, but can that claim really be true? Or have the emperor of Margaritaville and his sidekick been sucking too many tequila-soaked limes?
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June 30, 1999
Austin N. Rowan, 91, Harford County farmerAustin N. Rowan, a retired Harford County farmer and maintenance engineer, died Thursday from complications of a stroke at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Belcamp. He was 91.Mr. Rowan spent his entire life on a 120-acre farm in Whiteford that has been in his family for more than 100 years. He raised beef cattle and grew crops.He was a graduate of Slate Ridge High School in Cardiff, and joined the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground as a foreman-carpenter in the ordnance depot in 1940.
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January 8, 2007
Donald Griffith Hughes, a retired engineer who operated steam and diesel locomotives on the old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, died of cancer Wednesday at his Parkville home. He was 86. Born in Cardiff in northern Harford County, he moved with his family to West 31st Street as a child and attended city public schools. Officials of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad hired him in 1940 at age 20 - below the normal minimum age of 21 - because his father and father-in-law worked for the line, which operated between Baltimore, Towson, Bel Air and York, Pa. He began as a fireman on steam locomotives and became an engineer in 1947, working both passenger and freight trains.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2004
George Tracy "Reds" Reichard Sr., a retired railroad engineer who was one of the city's best-known amateur athletes in the 1930s, died of infection complications Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Towson resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised on Boone Street, Mr. Reichard played sports starting in childhood. In the late 1920s, he joined a baseball team sponsored by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad American Legion Post. Friends recall his hitting balls into the trees at Bloomingdale Oval in Gwynns Falls Park.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2003
Pour me somethin' tall and strong Make it a hurricane before I go insane It's only half-past 12 but I don't care It's 5 o'clock somewhere.- "It's Five O'Clock Some- where," words by Jim "Moose" Brown, Don Rollins In these devil-may-care lyrics of their No. 1 country-music hit, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett suggest that even if it's just past noon where they are, it must be happy hour somewhere in the world. Maybe it's cock-eyed optimism, but can that claim really be true? Or have the emperor of Margaritaville and his sidekick been sucking too many tequila-soaked limes?
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2003
Walter Clayton McMann, a longtime Baltimore & Ohio Railroad engineer and Marine Corps veteran of World War II, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Friday at his Perry Hall home. He was 78. Born in Baltimore and raised on East Oliver Street, Mr. McMann left what was then Patterson Park High School during the Depression to help support his family. He scrubbed marble steps, delivered ice, caddied at the Elkridge Club and was a construction company waterboy. In 1941, he went to work for at the B&O's Mount Clare shops, and later transferred to locomotive service as an apprentice fireman.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2002
George L. Goeller Jr., a retired career railroad engineer and World War II Navy veteran who participated in the D-Day landings, died Monday of complications from a stroke at Genesis Eldercare Perring Parkway. He was 78 and lived in Parkville. Born in Baltimore and raised on Montford Avenue., Mr. Goeller's interest in railroading began in his youth. His father was a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad clerk. He attended Polytechnic Institute until the 11th grade. He left school in 1940 to work as a fireman for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
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June 30, 1999
Austin N. Rowan, 91, Harford County farmerAustin N. Rowan, a retired Harford County farmer and maintenance engineer, died Thursday from complications of a stroke at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Belcamp. He was 91.Mr. Rowan spent his entire life on a 120-acre farm in Whiteford that has been in his family for more than 100 years. He raised beef cattle and grew crops.He was a graduate of Slate Ridge High School in Cardiff, and joined the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground as a foreman-carpenter in the ordnance depot in 1940.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 7, 2008
James Michael Davis Sr., a career railroad locomotive engineer and outdoorsman, died of cancer Wednesday at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 61 and lived in Sykesville. Mr. Davis was born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville. He was a 1965 graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. He worked as an office worker, auto mechanic and at the old F&M Schaefer Brewing Co. in East Baltimore before taking a job as a brakeman in 1978 at what was then the Chessie System, predecessor of today's CSX. After completing engineer's school, Mr. Davis entered engine service in 1979.
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December 31, 2003
Charlotte E. Emerson, a homemaker and volunteer, died of a stroke Dec. 23 at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The Towson resident was 82. Born Charlotte E. Chilcoat in Baltimore and raised on Allegheny Avenue in Towson, she was a 1937 Towson High School graduate. Mrs. Emerson was active in American Legion Post 22 in Towson. In 1998, she was named the Legion's Volunteer of the Year for her work. She often assisted at Perry Point and Fort Howard veterans hospitals. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, York and Overbrook roads, Rodgers Forge.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1994
Arthur G. Hobbs, a retired locomotive engineer and artist, died Monday of cancer at his home in Pompano Beach, Fla.The former resident of Woodlea Avenue in Northeast Baltimore was 78.He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1976 after a 36-year career. He began his service with the Pennsy firing steam engines and was based in Baltimore's Orangeville roundhouse. A year later, he was promoted to engineer.He worked passenger and freight trains on the old Maryland Division of the railroad and later ran trains between Washington and New York.
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