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     I am not related to Hugh but I knew him.  He was a road foreman of engines.  In the book about the 1978 strike, Mr. Dunlap tells a story about an incident that happened between us.  I was a supervisor in Roanoke Locomotive Shops and was familiar with the operation of  locomotives and had worked in yard service during strikes, but never had taken a train on the road.  Earilier someone sent me an order meant for Hugh and they sent me to St.Louis and gave me a train thinking I was the road foreman of engines.  I took it successfully and therefore became a member of the "learn by the seat of your pants" club.  So when the 1978 strike came along, I was assigned as a road engineer and I made 55 trips out of Bellevue both ways, to Buffalo and to Chicago.


Skip and Judi Salmon 
3721 Buckingham Drive 
Roanoke, VA 24018-2448

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> Hello, Skip: 
> I was an Assistant to Trainmaster on the Decatur 
> Division during 1975 and early 1976. There was an 
> Assistant Road Foreman of Engines named Hugh Salmon 
> (maybe it was Salmons) and a RFE Horace Miller on that 
> division. Are you related to Hugh? Or know of him? 
> Thanks and best wishes, 
> Frank Scheer 
> f_scheer at 
> --- nw-mailing-list at wrote: 
> > Attached is yours truly in "Trains" magazine 
> > September 1976 testing 9910, 
> > the sister to the 9914 shown behind the Virginia 
> > Division Hdq. Building 
> > beside the old Smith Shop track. This photo shows 
> > the 9910 before it went 
> > to the paint shop. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Skip Salmon 
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