- From the Cab
- Stories from
a locomotive engineer
- by, doug riddell
- Follow the career of Doug Riddell in From
the Cab: Stories from A Locomotive Engineer, which celebrates
his journeys both on the road and through out his personal life.
- A 10-year veteran of
broadcasting, Doug hung up his microphone to pursue a passion
that began with his grandfathers's early years on Chesapeake
& Ohio as conductor of the George Washington. The chronicles
of Doug's own railroad career span from his first day on Seaboard
Coast Line to his current position as an Amtrak engineer.
- More than 25 years in
railroading has provided Doug ample material to entertain and
inform anyone interested in day-to-day life on America's railroads,
including recollections of a crankcase explosion, the colorful
consist of the original Auto Train, the bitter hardship of being
furloughed, and the irresistible return to service. Doug provides
insight into the dynamic, ever changing railroad industry, including
the conflicts, as well as the basic solidarity, between labor
and management. This evocative collection of stories also reveals
firsthand and strains on a railroader's family, and the resulting
support the courses between Doug and his family.
- Always Doug's journeys
lead him to essentials every reader can identify with: family
and one true passion.
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