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Telegraphs
Posted by Miningman on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:07 PM

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:13 PM

Good news for Christmas. An offer of employment. 

$720 per year. Starts Jan 4th. 

Wonder how life went for Miss Pauline Duffy.

 

 

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Posted by pajrr on Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:29 AM

I love old documents like this. Great item! I have a pay scale from the Erie RR from 1937. A passenger engineer made about $7 a day for his efforts.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:51 AM

$720 per year? 

I guess that was pretty good, a new car went for $600 in 1936.

I wonder what the position was?

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:11 AM

Considering that the year is 1936 and Blind River is somewhere east of Sault Sainte Marie, I would guess that the position might be for a housekeeper or secretary/office assistant.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:01 PM

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:15 PM

No.428 9024 at Blind River eastbound from Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury shortly before discontinuance. Wolf Kirchmeir 
Note: 
 Originally shown in public time table as last run May 23, 1977 it was ordered by CTC continued until June 14th.


 

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:32 AM

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Posted by BLS53 on Saturday, June 03, 2017 12:39 AM

Would anyone like to take their current income and go back in time to an era such as this? 

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