The First Ten years went by so fast

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The First Ten years went by so fast
Posted by cnwfan51 on Friday, May 30, 2008 10:25 AM
    On June 1st I will have been employed by the Union Pacific for 10 years. It has been a ride and looking forward to the next 10 or 12 years until I decide "to pull the pin" and retire.  I am one of a few here in Boone that really likes my job and every time I get the call and get into my bib overalls flip the strapes over my shoulders and buckle them up I am living a dream .                                                                                                                                            I havent been a member of this forum for less then a year but I have gained a mountain of information and hope that my contributiuons have been helpful  Looking forward to staying on this forum and meeting all of you someday    Just a thought or two   CNW Forever Larry
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Posted by CShaveRR on Friday, May 30, 2008 10:36 AM

Congratulations, Larry!

You probably would have enjoyed the job even more had you started it in CNW days, when Boone was very much a CNW town.

Do you know whether George Maybee is still there?  I remember when he was the agent here at Proviso. They made a division manager out of him, and sent him out west to Boone, where he apparently fit like a hand inside a glove.  He was mayor of Boone for a while after his retirement from the railroad.  And I never heard a bad thing said about him.  I thought of him because he was another guy who loved his job.  As do I.

As for the Forum, I've appreciated your contributions, too!  Please stick around!


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Posted by UPRR engineer on Friday, May 30, 2008 10:37 AM

 Congrads on your 10th year buddy. It's great you still have a good attitiude, i also take alot of pride in what i do. Aug will be my 12th year at UPRR, alot has changed in that time.

 I'd guess (better yet... hope) your a hoghead by now? I'm sure you know why im asking, trainmens future doesnt look too bright or pleasant.

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Posted by cnwfan51 on Friday, May 30, 2008 10:49 AM
    George Maybee is still around and living here in Boone as far as I know Larry
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Posted by MP173 on Friday, May 30, 2008 3:33 PM

Congrads on the 10 year mark.

Isnt it amazing how quickly the time flies by?  Think back to 1998 and how much has changed in that short period of time.  Can you even imagine what changes will occur by 2018?



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Posted by SFbrkmn on Friday, May 30, 2008 3:41 PM
This Nov will mark my 10 yrs on the rails. Hope the next 15 zip by all so fast to the best day of any railraoders career--retirement. No telling on what the next decade will bring--mostly won't be good but 10 yrsfrom now we will all be looking back at the good ole days of 2008.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 30, 2008 4:43 PM

Congrats on your First 10 years.. I start my first day with BNSF on June 16. I wish you a safe trip till you retire.


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