Railroad Stories From The EJ&E Railroad
and a few others
By William O'Neal Stringer.
Softcover, 6x9", 240 pages. January 2021.
"Railroad Stories describes the author's start on the EJ&E Railroad, from the very beginning, and it includes all the trials and tribulations. The heart of the book is in the 150 stories of events and employees within the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railroad.
"The cover picture depicts a red wing blackbird, sitting on my hand, inside the cab of a moving locomotive. This was a very special moment for both of us. I worked with numerous men at EJ&E, over my 33 years, and you could best describe them as "Railroad Characters." You would have to work 100 different jobs in your lifetime to meet such a diverse array of people. According to one reader, "The book is a good read and will provide insight into what is really going on with the crews and the work that they do. If you were not there on the inside to appreciate how things played out, you can read this book and get all that special inside information."