Fw: James M. Barr

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From: Peter Getz <prrgetz at hotmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:39 PM
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Subject: Re: James M. Barr

The April 6, 1901 issue of The Topeka State Journal (Topeka, KS) with a date line of Richmond, VA, announced that Barr was leaving the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe to be the Vice President and General Manager of the Seaboard Airline Railway. He took up his new position on May 1st. By August of 1904 he was President and General Manager. He resigned from the Seaboard Airline Railway effective May 1, 1906.  R.P.C. Sanderson was already employed by the N & W when Barr joined the road. Later when Barr went to Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe he hired several men from the N & W, Sanderson being one of them. About thirty days after Barr resigned from the A.T.& S.F. R.R., Sanderson also resigned. Several months after Barr started at the Seaboard Airline Rwy he again hired Sanderson. When Barr left the Seaboard, Sanderson accepted the position as the first superintendent of motive power for the newly forming road, The Virginian.

New York Times             May 31, 1907                    …James L. Barr, former President of the Seaboard Air Line Railway, has acceded to the request of the Board of Governors of the Jamestown . . .               Company to give his aid in the management of the Exposition and will in the next few days    reach a conclusion as to when he assume the duties. Mr. Barr will direct the affairs of . . .

There were a number of other N & W men that Barr hired away along the way.

Peter Getz

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