Erie Railroad Biography - Michael A. Taylor



From the May, 1927 issue of Erie Railroad Magazine:
At 74, Michael A. Taylor, Erie Railroad machinist at Dunmore, Pa., looks back upon a record of fifty-four years of Erie service, and, being hale and hearty, he is not ready to quit.

As a boy Michael Taylor was employed by the Pennsylvania Coal Company on the "Gravity" Railroad running between Pittston and Hawley, Pa., and afterward worked in the mines, driving a mule and being a driver boss at No. 2 slope. This slope now sits back of the station at Dunmore.

Since 1873 Mr. Taylor has been in Erie employ. Starting as machinist helper he became a machinist in 1880, and from 1888 to 1909 he was machine shop foreman. Since 1909 he has been employed as a machinist.

Faithful and conscientious as a worker, a good citizen and neighbor, Michael A. Taylor has the high respect and liking of all.




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