Image from page 579 of “Baltimore and Ohio employees magazine” (1912)
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Title: Baltimore and Ohio employees magazine
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Baltimore and Ohio employees magazine Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Subjects: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Publisher: [Baltimore, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad]
Contributing Library: University of Maryland, College Park
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he Pusher Engineer by Edgar White
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ILLY GOAT BOB, theboys called him, carelessthat the name piercedworse than a swordpoint. For seven yearshe had handled thethrottle of the bigmachine that nosedthe long freight trainsup the two-mile hill into Divide City,where the grade was level. The crestreached, the pusher engine would swingloose and drift back into the valley, thereto wait in the desolation for the nextheavy train needing a lift. Bob Manning had been a youngster oftwenty when they changed him from theleft to the right hand side of the pusher.He supposed that in the fullness of timetheyd give him a run on the road and lethim be a real engineer. But once havingfixed him on the hill job they seemed tohave forgotten all about it. It was thepenalty of modesty. Had he gone intoheadquarters and demanded promotion,in all likelihood they would have remem-bered him and given him somethingbetter. But Bob was a shy sort of chap,and he was afraid if he suggested thechange he might be told they had asuperintendent to look after
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